High attendance is crucial to ensuring that students reach their full potential. Every student is expected to strive for 100% attendance and punctuality, and we reward and celebrate students who achieve this through our programme of rewards, which is developed in response to student feedback.

Students and parents are asked to demonstrate their commitment to their success at the academy by striving to maintain the highest possible levels of attendance. We politely remind parents and students that:

  • Holidays in term-time will not be authorised, and if taken parents can be issued with a fixed penalty notice by the local authority.
  • Students should arrive on time every day for lessons.
  • Routine appointments should be made at the end of the academy day or during holidays.
  • Where it is not possible to make an appointment out of the academy day, we ask that they are made as early or as late as possible in the day so that students miss as little education as possible.

We understand that at times an absence may be unavoidable and we ask that you inform us by:

Calling: 01924 330640 and then press ‘1’ for attendance
Leaving a voicemail on the attendance absence answer phone on 01924 369256
Texting: 07730219563
Emailing: attendance@cathedralacademy.co.uk


Please ensure that you state the reason for the absence. Absence should be reported on a daily basis and where absence is expected to be prolonged, we will discuss how we can best support the student.