Admissions Policy

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St Richard’s VC Academy Admissions Policy 2018

Welcome to St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Academy Trust’s attendance policy.

Our policy recognises that high levels of school attendance are significant to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential. It is an assumption so widely understood but insufficiently stated that children and young people need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves pupils vulnerable to falling behind and achieving less in both primary and secondary school.  

The overall aim of the attendance policy is to:


  • Keep children safe and ensure their welfare needs are met in accordance with safeguarding practice.
  • Provide a stable environment in which our children can learn.  
  • Support parents/carers to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children who are of compulsory school age and registered at the academy, attend school regularly.
  • Maximise educational opportunities for all our pupils, ensuring there is a consistent and fair approach with equal opportunities for all.

Encourage good habits of school attendance with a vision on early intervention by supporting families with children in the Early Years Foundation stage.


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