At Belvidere School we expect parents and families to support us in ensuring that students have excellent attendance. Many students achieve this and this is reflected in their results when they leave us at the end of their school careers.
There is a high correlation between excellent attendance and achievement and between poor attendance and underachievement.
We expect all our students to strive for 100% and we hope that you will share our disappointment if they fail to reach 95% each year.
If the attendance of a student falls below 90% this means that they have missed:
There are of course rare occasions when attendance may not be possible and we ask that parents/carers follow the school absence procedure.
We will acknowledge and reward excellent attendance in our reward ceremonies and assemblies, as well as having a monthly attendance competition between tutor groups which contribute to the House competition.
Please support our attendance policy by not taking your children out of school for holidays during term time. Any holiday which is taken during school time will be unauthorised.