Attendance at Harborne Academy
A child is twice as likely to get 5 good GCSE's at Grade 5+ with an attendance of more than 96%. Students who take a lot of time off school miss out on learning and it affects their grades and life chances. At Harborne Academy we expect students to be present in school every day. They should only be off school if they are very ill. A cough or cold is not a reason to not attend school. We are happy to offer support to overcome barriers to good attendance, please speak to your child’s Progress Leader if you have any concerns.
Phone calls must be made to the absence line each and every day your child is absent from school. Proof is required if students have unavoidable appointments during school hours. A parent who does not make sure their child has good attendance is referred to the Birmingham City Council, FAST-Track process for fining and can possibly result in court action. Holidays are not permitted in school time. Please see our Attendance Policy for more information.
Absence Line: 0121 464 2737 Select option 2: Student absence