New Line Learning Academy is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils. Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.

One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils and we use a variety of termly and annual awards to promote good attendance and punctuality.

To view our attendance policy, please click here.

Rewards and Attendance Streaks

To encourage consistent attendance we have issued a rewards scheme based on attendance streaks. Pupils who build up a streak of attendance throughout the academic year will to continue win better prizes. Those who attend school for the entire year without any unauthorised absences will be entered into a prize draw, treated to a rewards afternoon, have a postcard sent home, and receive a personalised celebratory letter. 

The streak rewards are as follows: 

20 Day Streak
  • A treat at morning break
  • A postcard home 
40 Day Streak
  • A treat at morning break
  • A postcard home 
60 Day Streak
  • A treat at morning break
  • A postcard home 
80 Day Streak
  • A non-uniform day
  • A postcard home 
100 Day Streak
  • A canteen treat at morning break 
  • A postcard home 
130 Day Streak
  • A non-uniform day
  • A postcard home 
160 Day Streak
  • A non-uniform day
  • A treat 
  • Entered into a prize draw
  • A postcard home 
185 Day Streak
  • Entered into a prize draw
  • Rewards afternoon
  • A personalised celebratory letter home
  • A postcard home 

Focus Fortnight 

Our second initiative to encourage consistent attendance is Focus Fortnight. Focus Fortnight requires pupils to attend school consecutively over a two week period. Pupils who attend school for an entire two weeks will receive a prize on the last day of term. 

School Attendance and Absence - The Law

To view the law regarding school attendance and absences, please click here

The expectation that pupils will not take holidays in term time is a national expectation rather than just New Line Learning Academy's. 

The Head Teacher may authorise absence in “exceptional circumstances” but this must be requested in advance and agreement to each request is at the discretion of the Head Teacher, acting on behalf of the Governing Body (Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006). Each case will be judged on its merits and the Head Teacher’s decision is final. Once the decision not to authorise leave is taken, it cannot be authorised retrospectively. 

Attendance Ambassadors 

New Line Learning has a number of attendance ambassadors who help improve and maintain good and excellent attendance and punctuality across the whole school.

The ambassadors are available for pupils to talk with if they have any attendance concerns. They also help create and distribute the rewards for excellent attendance. 

We will be selecting our new attendance ambassadors for next academic year during Term 6. A description of the role can be found here. If pupils wish to become an ambassador they need to contact one of the attendance team. 

Attendance Contact Information

Emily Walters Attendance Officer

Lauren Tamsett-Smith

Attendance Assistant
Lee Garrett-Olguin Family Intervention

You can contact the attendance office via 01622 743286 or

Alternatively, you can contact members of the Attendance Team here: 

Emily Walters

Lee Garrett-Olguin

Lauren Tamsett-Smith