Admissions & Attendance
Kingsbury School adopts the admissions policy of Warwickshire County Council. Details of the schools admissions policy can be found by clicking below;
The important dates for admission in September 2018 can be found by clicking below;
The important dates for admission in September 2019 can be found by clicking below;
All applications for admissions must be made to Warwickshire County Council and the link to their website can be found here.
PLEASE NOTE – ADMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR ALL YEAR GROUPS FOR IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS.
Kingsbury School strives to provide the highest quality of education in order to enable all students to achieve as highly as possible. This can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent attendance for all students. Only by attending school regularly and punctually can students take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.
The whole school community including, students, parents, carers, staff and governors have a responsibility for ensuring good attendance and have important roles to play. Parents and carers play a key role in ensuring their child attends school daily and on time. As a school we welcome contact from parents and carers if they wish to discuss their child’s attendance.
Attendance at Kingsbury
Kingsbury School has an attendance target of 96% for all students. To assist with improving attendance we have a 4 stage intervention plan. The system is supported by close monitoring of students attendance and a rewards system to recognise good attendance.
Term Time Holidays
Any parent or carer wishing to take their child out of school for a term time holiday must put in an application to the Headteacher for this to be approved. Term time holidays are only approved in exceptional circumstances, the decision to authorise a holiday lies with the Headteacher and he must be satisfied that the exceptional circumstances warrant the granting of leave.
90% attendance may sound good. However this is the equivalent of missing half a day a week of school for a whole year. If a child has 90% attendance for the full 5 years they are at Kingsbury School this will equate to missing half a year of school. If your child’s attendance drops to 80% over the five years this is equivalent to missing an entire year of school!
Taking your child out of school for a two week holiday during term time immediately reduces their attendance to 95% for the year. If they then have a further two weeks’ worth of illness during that same year they will be at 90% attendance.
Attendance is a key factor in your child achieving well at school. Students who miss lessons as a result of being taken on holiday during term time often never catch up on the work they miss, despite the effort made by their teachers and this can have a direct effect on their GCSE grades. We strongly urge all our parents and carers to think carefully before taking their child out of school for holidays and routine appointments.
*UPDATE – January 2018 – please click here for a copy of the newsletter with updates regarding the issuing of fixed penalty notices for unauthorised absence during term time.