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At John Ferneley College our aim is to maintain excellent attendance and punctuality for every student. This enables us to offer maximised learning opportunities and ensures that our students are able to reach their full potential in all aspects of college life.

The DFE (Department of Education) has published data on its website that clearly shows the link between attendance and attainment. This highlights the fact that there will be an impact on your child’s education and exam results if attendance is not consistently above 96%. Our school target for attendance is 96% for this very reason.

It is the parents/carers legal responsibility to ensure their child regularly attends school. We recognise the need for students, parents/carers, and the college to work in close partnership to achieve this. Should you become aware that your child is experiencing issues which are impacting on their attendance, please contact the school as soon as possible, so that interventions and support may be implemented.

For any attendance queries, for further information or clarification on our procedures, please refer to the Attendance Policy or contact the team below.

Reporting attendance

Report your child's attendance to > [email protected] 

attendance team contacts

For any absences that extend the period of two days, for holiday requests or medical needs please complete the form here.