Attendance at Biddick Academy
Attendance at school is an integral part to your child fulfilling their potential.
What is your child’s attendance?
Every week, you will see that your child is writing in their attendance in their planner. The Attendance Officer and Pastoral Team will monitor their attendance based on Traffic light system.
96 – 100%
Very good attendance. The National average is 96%.
Attendance is below average and your child is missing up to the equivalent of 10 days per year.
90 – 94%
Well below average. You may sent a letter notifying you of your child’s attendance or a phone call.
Your child will be classed as a persistent absentee. You will receive letters and will be asked to attend meetings with the school.
If you have any questions relating to attendance, please contact Ms Hughes either by telephone 0191 5111600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the following link to access our Attendance Policy
If you would like to speak to your child’s Head of Year you can contact by telephone 0191 5111600 or by email
Mrs V Mattless (Head of Year 7)
Miss A Smith (Head of Year 8)
Mr N Roberts (Head of Year 9)
Mrs S Scott (Head of Year 10)
Ms H Easton (Head of Year 11)
Biddick is a popular and oversubscribed Academy, mainly serving the south of Washington, with around 1100 students on roll. We make a commitment to staffing and as a result we have one of the lowest teacher pupil ratios in the area.
Most of our students have English as a first language; the number of pupils with learning disabilities and the proportion entitled to free school meals are below average.
Please address all enquiries to:
Mr P Cowen, Head Teacher
Biddick Lane, Washington, NE38 8AL
If you would like a paper copy of information on the Academy’s website, please contact us for the request.