- About Us
At Dunsford Community Academy we expect the highest standards of attendance and punctuality for each child.
Our Trust’s mission is ‘to transform children’s lives’. Excellent attendance and punctuality is crucially important in order for children to maximise their achievement in school and to be well-prepared for the demands of the next stage of their education. Research evidence and national statistics link high attendance to the achievement of academic and personal development.
We discourage routine medical or dental appointments during school hours. We encourage all children to work towards 100% attendance and we set a minimum attendance target of 98% per year. High attendance is celebrated (in our weekly class newsletters, for example).
We encourage regular attendance by:
We are making good progress on improving our overall attendance record. We still have room to improve but thank you to everyone for helping improve this area of school performance over the past 5 years.