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 college target for attendance is 96% for this very reason.
It is the parents/guardians legal responsibility to ensure their child regularly attends school. We recognise the need for students, parents, 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.