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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"


Attendance and punctuality is monitored at Easterside Academy. We employ Education Welfare Ltd to do this for us.

Roz Pickersgill is in school every Wednesday morning. Parents/Carers are encouraged to come in and speak with her or any member of our school attendance team: Mrs Loughran, Miss Sharp and Mrs Carter, regarding any attendance issues.



If your child is going to be absent from school please let us know the reason, by telephoning the school on the first day of absence.

Education Welfare Ltd will send letters to parents/carers who fail to notify the school regarding the reason for absence or whose child’s absence becomes unacceptable. The school reports on absence at consultation time and in the end of year report to parents/carers. The Head Teacher reports fortnightly on your child’s class attendance.



Certificates and awards

Certificates are awarded for 100% attendance each term and an ‘Easterside Experience’ is arranged for those children in order for them to celebrate. Weekly attendance and punctuation awards are given out on Friday’s at the ‘Celebration Assembly’. Please inform the school if your child is reluctant to come to school, so problems can be sorted. The school is supported by two Pupil and Parent Support Advisors and an Educational Welfare Officer, who help to resolve attendance issues.


Holidays authorisation

Governors and the Head Teacher can no longer authorise holidays in term time except in exceptional circumstances. This must be done through completing the leave of absence form in the main office.

From the 1st September 2018, Easterside Academy will be following Local Authority penalty notice procedures for unauthorised leave of absence taken in term-time.

Applications for leave of absence in term-time must be submitted to school at least four weeks prior to the leave being taken.  The application will be considered by the head teacher following government and local authority guidance and you will be informed of the decision by post prior to the leave being taken.


Leave of absence in term-time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.  Please refer to the school attendance policy for further guidance.  Supporting evidence must be submitted with the leave of absence application.


Please be aware that should leave of absence be taken without the permission of the head teacher, then the absence will be unauthorised and you may be issued with a penalty notice following local authority procedures.


  • 96% is the National Attendance Figure.
  • A child is classed as a persistent absentee when absence falls to a level of 90% or below.

There is a correlation between absence and underachievement

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.