Promoting positive behaviour and excellent attendance is the responsibility of the whole school community. The school will promote positive behaviour and good attendance through its use of curriculum and learning materials. Good attendance and behaviour by pupils will be recognised appropriately. All children should be at school, on time, and every day the school is open, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.

At Inkersall Spencer Academy we expect parents and carers to ensure that children attend school regularly and arrive on time. We also ask that parents and carers contact the school without delay to inform us of reasons for lateness or absence. Use the school answer phone by calling 01246 472370 day or night.

When teachers report to parents at the end of the academic year, they will give a percentage figure to represent the child’s attendance for that year. Concerns will be raised if the child’s attendance has fallen below 90%. We will recommend the Education Welfare Officer becomes involved with your child’s attendance records. They will contact you about this.

There is a Trust policy for attendance, which is available for parents to read on request either on the policy section of this website or by popping into the school office.

If your child has time off school look at the table below to show the impact on their learning.



Best possible chance of success Your child is taking full advantage of his/her learning


Has lost at least 2 weeks of learning Satisfactory. Your child may have to spend time to keep up with their work.


Has lost at least 4 weeks of learning Your child could be in danger of underachieving and may need your help and support to keep up with their work.


Has lost at least 5½ weeks of learning Your child’s poor attendance has a significant impact on their learning.

Under 80%

Has lost at least 7½ weeks of learning Your child is losing a wide and varied education. You are in danger of being prosecuted.


A copy of the school Attendance Policy is available here.