At The Whitehaven Academy we have high expectations of school attendance. By attending school, students are learning important social skills as well as ensuring they are able to progress as much as possible in the academic aspect of their education. The National Average for attendance is 94.5%, however at The Whitehaven Academy we strive for all students to achieve 96% attendance throughout the academic year. We understand that on occasion illness cannot be helped, however, we want every student, and parent/carer, to work with us in helping to achieve this target. Every term we reward excellent attendance as well students who have managed to improve their attendance from one term to the next.