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Djanogly Sherwood Academy

Where Everyone Belongs



Our vision is:

“We believe that good attendance is everyone’s concern so that our pupils have the highest possible school attendance which enables them to be healthy, happy, safe and achieve the best possible outcomes. We want our pupils to go on to achieve their potential and to lead fulfilling lives.”

This vision sits within the context of our school's vision and values:

  • we want Djanogly Sherwood to be the best place to be a pupil, where they thrive and where our families are supported to be the best they can be. We have a bold and courageous vision to deliver the best education for all our pupils. 
  • to prepare our young people for independence (adulthood)
  • for our pupils to experience the best possible health and wellbeing

It is really important to us that your child comes to school every day! Our school’s expectations and rules around attendance are based on the new legislation ‘Working together to improve school attendance’ which come into force on the 1st September 2024.


Parent Expectations

We believe that our parents are part of the solution to great attendance. With this in mind we ask our parents to :-


  • Ensure that your child/ren attends school on a regular basis – we aim for 96% attendance at our school - that means your child is absent for only 7 days of the school year.
  • Ensure that your child/ren are not late to school. Registers close at 8:55am. Any child who arrives after 9:15am will be marked as ‘late after register closes’ which will affect their overall attendance percentage.
  • We expect parents to contact the main office if a child is unwell, if we do not hear from you your child’s absence will be marked as unauthorised
  • If your child appears to be struggling with attendance then we will contact you with an official letter and talk to you about what support we can offer.
  • We will also request that where possible medical evidence to be provided, for example Hospital appointment letters, texts message appointment confirmations or appointment cards.


If your child is absent from school please telephone the school office on 0115 9421301 on the first morning of absence giving the reason why your child will not be attending school that day.


Attendance Ladder