Attendance

If a student is absent, parents should contact the Academy by 9am on the first day of absence; the dedicated telephone number is 01303 842424 or email address attendance@FolkestoneAcademy.com. A telephone call is expected each day a student is absent unless previously advised.

For absences that extend to a week (5 school days) or more, some form of medical evidence is required; this can be in the form of a Doctor’s/walk-in centre note, copy prescription, sight of prescribed medication or completed Academy form.

Holiday during Term Time

From September 2013 the Department of Education announced an amendment to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, removing the Head Teacher/Principal’s ability to authorise leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday. 

Requests for holidays in term time will NOT be authorised.

If the absence is not authorised and the holiday is taken anyway, the case will be referred to KCC Attendance Service who will issue a Penalty Notice to each parent for each child taken out of school.

For more information please see the Attendance Policy.