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20:34 PM - 13 Sep 2019

A reminder that you can subscribe to our school calendar via our website. Look out for different categories to make life easier https://t.co/WNjPnKIR8k

19:22 PM - 12 Sep 2019

Thank you to our Year 9 families who came to our ‘Make the Grade’ information evening. Look out for the slides over the next few days

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1172046528099291138

08:17 AM - 12 Sep 2019

We look forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October. Tours available from 5.30pm until 7.30pm https://t.co/OSoo7CnTtV

07:49 AM - 10 Sep 2019

We are looking for a caring and diligent individual to join our team as a student welfare officer. Follow the link for details https://t.co/KTJGfEA7SU

12:24 PM - 9 Sep 2019

We look forward to welcoming Year 9 families to our introductory evening to GCSE. The event begins at 6.00pm in the school hall

14:36 PM - 5 Sep 2019

We have a maternity leave vacancies in French; Spanish and PE for start this term. Click on the link for more details https://t.co/90htAZBK0j

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1166799933611159554

20:49 PM - 28 Aug 2019

Our new canteen designs are coming on nicely... promoting heath and wellbeing https://t.co/5xmcC8P3z4

20:38 PM - 28 Aug 2019

We hope our students and staff are enjoying the last week of the summer break. There are two INSET days at the start of term: 2nd - 3rd September. School starts for all students on Wednesday 4th and we look forward to welcoming you all

15:14 PM - 22 Aug 2019

Congratulations to our GCSE students who collected their outcomes today. Be very proud of your achievements

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1163016213951393793

10:14 AM - 18 Aug 2019

While everyone is enjoying their holidays, our site team are busy undertaking work on the school site. Also, our new school website, which will be ready for the new school year, is nearly finished https://t.co/z0YwPKPXHM

Attendance

At Caldicot School, we are committed to securing excellent attendance for our students in order that they receive an excellent education and do not jeopardise their future life chances to succeed. We are committed to upholding the legal requirements for compulsory school attendance up to the statutory school leaving age of sixteen years or the last Friday in June for Year 11. 

In addition, students in Years 12 & 13 are required to attend all timetabled lessons, unless they have a valid reason for absence.

Caldicot School expects and encourages students to aim for at least 95% attendance as this gives them the best chance of success. Students with 100% attendance are recognised by being invited to the Annual Awards Ceremony. Attendance of 90% means that 19 school days per year are lost Attendance of 85% means that 28 school days per year are lost Attendance of 80% means that 38 school days per year are lost Research shows that when 17 school days per year are lost, students achieve one grade less per GCSE than they would otherwise have achieved. Therefore, every day really does count!

The school’s Attendance Policy seeks to provide a positive attitude to school attendance and to record and investigate all cases of absenteeism. It details how attendance is monitored and recorded, what constitutes an authorised or unauthorised absence and how Fixed Penalty Notices may be issued. 

A daily absence contact system is in place where parents/carers will be contacted if their child fails to register and the school has not been notified of the reason for absence. The school will also contact you if your child is in school but truanting from a lesson and refusing to follow staff instructions to return to class.