Patchway Community School

Attendance and Holidays

At Olympus Academy Trust we are passionate about attendance because being in school regularly really does matter! 

Building habits of regular attendance ensures that your child enjoys all of the many benefits that school brings, such as, opportunities for learning and making progress, as well as wider personal development opportunities like enjoying different enrichment clubs and sports or creative clubs. 

Making connections everyday with other children and staff also builds belonging, which we believe is an essential component of a healthy, happy child. 

We are delighted to be involved in the Olympus Academy Trust’s attendance campaign “In School Together” which takes place throughout June 2023. 

We will be in touch soon with all of our parents and carers with further details about what we have planned with staff , learners and parents. Don’t miss your invitation to our Parent Carer Attendance Café !

If you don’t follow us already on social media , please add us to your profile as this is where we will posting information about the campaign as well.


Where any parent or carer has concerns about their child’s attendance, we really want to hear from you so that we can work together to reduce absence from school. We know that for some children, returning to school and the routine of learning has been more difficult- please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Click here to view our attendance policy. 


You could report absence by calling our reception 01454 862 020 or email us at: 


The School Day

Monday to Friday








Gates open


Registration with tutor groups

(Assemblies also take place on a rotation basis in this slot)


Lesson 1


Lesson 2




Lesson 3


Lesson 4




Lesson 5


Enrichment/P6 for Y11/end of day



Requests for absence during term time will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher will make the final decision as to what constitutes exceptional circumstances. If, due to exceptional circumstances, leave is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child can be away from school.

Any requests for holidays must be placed in writing using the holiday request form and students are always expected to complete the work they have missed to make sure they do not fall behind.

request form for authorised absence.pdf

 Click here for information on penalties enforced by South Gloucestershire Local Authority