In line with our mission statement “Every Child, Every Lesson, Every Day”, Aylesford School - Sports College works closely with parents and stakeholders to maximise attendance to school.
There is a clear link between academic success and attendance and as such students should be aiming for 100% attendance each year.
We have a designated Attendance officer who oversees attendance and monitors all student absence. We also work in close partnership with the local authority and outside agencies to support any students having difficulty attending school.
We expect all students to attend school every day and arrive on time. We do understand that there may be a time when keeping your son/daughter off school is a necessity due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances. In such an event, please ensure you inform the school at the earliest possible time by calling the school on 01622 717341 and press 1 for attendance.
Holidays during term time will not be authorised unless under exceptional circumstances with permission from the Headteacher. We strongly recommend that you do not book time away during term time as this will lead to a penalty notice being issued.
The government has very clear expectations of student attendance and any student failing to meet the minimum expectation of 95% will be subject to monitoring and intervention by the school or local authority involvement.