Abbeywood Community School

Attendance Guidance

At Olympus Academy Trust we are passionate about attendance because being in school regularly really does matter! 

Building habits of regular attendance ensures that your child enjoys all of the many benefits that school brings, such as, opportunities for learning and making progress, as well as wider personal development opportunities like enjoying different enrichment clubs and sports or creative clubs. 

Making connections everyday with other children and staff also builds belonging, which we believe is an essential component of a healthy, happy child. 

We are delighted to be involved in the Olympus Academy Trust’s attendance campaign “In School Together” which takes place throughout June 2023. 

We will be in touch soon with all of our parents and carers with further details about what we have planned with staff , learners and parents. Don’t miss your invitation to our Parent Carer Attendance Café !

If you don’t follow us already on social media , please add us to your profile as this is where we will posting information about the campaign as well.


Where any parent or carer has concerns about their child’s attendance, we really want to hear from you so that we can work together to reduce absence from school. We know that for some children, returning to school and the routine of learning has been more difficult- please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

In our continued drive to improve school attendance and reduce the impact of lost learning we are now unable to authorise absence during the school day for medical appointments, please book these after the end of the school day.

Your support with this is very much appreciated and will help us to ensure that students do not miss lessons and are able to keep up with their learning. If parents need any support with this or have any questions please contact the school so that we can help.

Our Attendance Policy is available here