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The Carlton Academy is committed to providing all students with a full-time education experience that maximises each student’s opportunities and allows each to realise their true potential.  We believe that if a student is to benefit from education, good attendance is crucial.

Attendance is a critical factor to a productive and successful Academy career; our Academy will actively promote and encourage 100% attendance for all our students.

The Carlton Academy will give high priority to communicating with parents and students the importance of regular and punctual attendance.  We recognise that parents have a vital role to play and that there is a need to establish strong home-school links and communications systems that can be utilised whenever there is concern about attendance.

If there are problems which affect a student’s attendance we will investigate, identify and strive, in partnership with parents and students, to resolve those problems as quickly as possible.

What do I do if my child has to be absent?

If your child is not able to come to school, you must contact us as soon as possible. You can call our Attendance Officer on 0115 9550010 and select option 2 or email

Our attendance team: Mrs J Surtees - Attendance Officer, Mrs N Moon Attendance Administrator and Mrs H Moody Attendance Administrators.

Rewarding good and outstanding attendance and the impact of poor attendance on young people

We offer significant rewards for good and outstanding attendance. Please see the presentation here for information on these and the impact of poor attendance on future life opportunities.