Attendance & Behaviour - Codsall Community High School
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Attendance & Behaviour


Excellent attendance is essential if school is to support each student in achieving their full potential. Department for Education (DfE) Guidance is clear that school aged children are required to attend school each day the school is open. The only exception to this is for illness, which is unavoidable, medical appointments that cannot be moved to an out of school hours time and other exceptional circumstance. Please note, family holidays and similar occasions do not meet the criteria of ‘Exceptional Circumstance’. Please see out Attendance Policy, and Leave of Absence Request Guidance on the school Policies web page for more information.

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How much am I falling behind due to lost learning?

What impact will my attendance have on my life chances?


Having the correct culture and ethos is essential if a school is going to ensure each and every student achieves their very best. At Codsall High School, we believe in a 100% percent strategy.

  • 100% effort,
  • 100% uniform,
  • 100% attendance
  • 100% conduct.

These four pillars form the basis of success and we ask students to strive to achieve them, rewarding students who do.  It is also essential that each and every teacher in each and every lesson can concentrate on their core purpose of teaching and learning. If there are issues that need to be resolved, this will therefore be handled by our pastoral team.

It is our expectation that every family that join Codsall High School are able to sign up to this expectation and support our work with the students to ensure they are able to meet these expectations. Our behaviour policy is included in the ‘Policies’ section of the website for you to read. We are happy to provide this in paper form if requested.

Our school has a very good reputation for excellent behaviour. If students fail to follow the ‘Codsall Way’ there is a simple but effective sanction scheme including after-school detention and confiscation of certain items. We take very seriously any example of discrimination, disruption to teaching and learning, bullying, violence, or damage to the school. Such behaviour is not tolerated and is dealt with swiftly. We look to the support of parents when such situations arise.

There is a zero tolerance approach to low level disruption with the use of our Refocus room for students who are stopping the learning of others.


You will be pleased to know that the overwhelming majority of students at Codsall are mature, polite and courteous. It is a real pleasure to work at the school and be a part of the Codsall High community.