One of the most well-documented phenomena in education is the fact that children who attend school regularly do the best at school.

At King’s Academy Gomer we actively encourage children to be in school whenever possible and are largely successful in this with absence well under the national average.  However, it is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure that this happens. We have a weekly Attendance League, with a weekly whole school target of 96.5%. We regularly exceed this and the class with the best attendance is celebrated. Our Assistant Headteacher, Miss Sewell in partnership with our Inclusion Manager, Mrs Wilden, monitor the attendance of every child at Gomer on a weekly basis. They will communicate with you if the school has a concern about your child’s attendance and will seek to work with you to address this.

We ask parents/carers to inform school of the reason for a child’s absence as soon as possible, and no later than 9:15am on the first day of absence and to do so electronically with this form. Where a child is ill the school should be notified of the nature of the illness and an idea of when the child is expected to be able to resume school. Parents/carers should use our ‘Absence Request Form’ when needing to take children out of school e.g. for dental or medical reasons. Please see here:

ABSENCE-REQUEST-FORM

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Parents/carers should be aware that, within the context of the law, parents are not allowed to take children out of school during term times except in the case of illness or for exceptional situations. SCHOOL ARE UNABLE TO AUTHORISE HOLIDAY ABSENCE REQUESTS. PLEASE come and talk to a member of staff about attendance matters so that we can work together. For exceptional circumstances, absences can be authorised. The document below will provide you with further information.