Children who attend school all of the time get better exam results — it’s a fact!
Students who miss half a day of school a week will have missed a term and a half by the time they reach the end of year 11.
Unless your child is really sick or has a medical appointment (an appointment card must be produced) that cannot be made for outside the school day, they must come to school. If your child is ill, you must phone the school before 8.30am on 0118 937 0223, the direct number for the attendance officer.
Also, at John Madejski Academy, we do not allow holidays during term time. Parents who take their children on holiday during term time will receive a fine in the form of an EPN (education penalty notice) from Reading’s Education Welfare Service.