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At The Milford Academy, we pride ourselves in having good attendance. School closely monitor attendance on a daily basis. Our school attendance for 2019/20 was 96.2%.


The bell rings at 8:50am. The doors into corridors and the Infant Hall open. Children enter school between 8:50am and 9am. The doors will remain open until 9am when a second school bell rings. The doors are closed at 9am.

Children arriving after 9am will need to enter school by the front office and be signed in. They will be given a blue slip for the Class Teacher, this is to ensure all children are correctly marked in the register. Children arriving between 9am and 9:10am will be marked with the L code in the register (late before the registers close). Children arriving after 9:10am will be marked in the register with the U code (late after registers close).


If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness or any other circumstance, please telephone school on your child’s first day of absence by 9:20am.

On your child’s return to school, please send your child with a note giving the reason for the absence, so school records can be updated.


Our school policy states that all family holidays should be taken during the school holidays unless there is an exceptional circumstance. Please refer to our policy for more details or speak to Mrs Butler.


Pupils with 100% attendance at the end of each term are rewarded with a certificate and gift at our special Attendance Assembly. At the end of the academic year, pupils with 97% attendance and above will also be rewarded.

If you have any questions about your child’s attendance, please contact Mrs Butler.

Mrs Butler