Admissions & Attendance


Kingsbury School adopts the admissions policy of Warwickshire County Council.  Details of the schools admissions policy can be found by clicking below;

WCC Schools Admission Policy

Warwickshire County Council Oversubscription Criteria for Secondary Schools – academic year 2018/19

Warwickshire County Council Oversubscription Criteria for Secondary Schools – academic year 2019/20

The important dates for admission in September 2018 can be found by clicking below;

WCC Timetable for admissions 2018/19

The important dates for admission in September 2019 can be found by clicking below;

WCC Timetable for admissions 2019/20

All applications for admissions must be made to Warwickshire County Council and the link to their website can be found here.



Good Attendance 

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.

 Attendance Facts

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.

A copy of our attendance policy can be viewed here and a copy of our attendance monitoring procedure can be found here.

*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.