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The National Academy is committed to maintaining good levels of attendance and punctuality, encouraging improvements at all levels and enabling all students to reach their potential. Our full attendance policy can be found here:
There has been some clear research done by the Department for Education which shows the link between student absence and attainment. The DfE findings show that in general the higher the percentage of sessions missed across the key stage, the lower the likely level of attainment at the end of KS4 is. Students with no absence are 1.5 times more likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs A*- C or equivalent and 2.8 times more likely to achieve 5+ GCSEs A*- C including English and mathematics than students missing 15-20% of KS4 lessons.  The full findings of the report can be found here:-