Why good attendance matters

Good attendance at school is not just valuable, it’s essential. Going to school is directly linked to improved exam performance which should in turn lead to further learning opportunities and better job prospects. As well as this, going to school helps to develop:

  • Friendships
  • Social skills
  • Team values
  • Life skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Career pathways

As few as 19 missed days over the school year reduces your child’s chances of success. Your child’s SAT results could drop by one grade across all subjects Department for Education research has shown.

How to prevent your child from missing school

You can help prevent your child missing school by:

  • having a routine from an early age and sticking it to it
  • making sure your child understands the importance of good attendance and punctuality
  • making sure they understand the possible implications for themselves and you as a parent if they don’t go to school
  • taking an interest in their education – ask about school work and encourage them to get involved in school activities
  • discussing any problems they may have at school and letting their teacher or the school office know about anything that is causing concern
  • not letting them take time off school for minor ailments or holidays during term time- see this guidance from the NHS

To avoid disrupting your child’s education, you should arrange (as far as possible), appointments and outings:

  • after school hours
  • at weekends
  • during school holidays

Punctuality is important too

Lateness = lost learning
(Figures below are calculated over a school year)
5 minutes late each day 3 days lost!
10 minutes late each day 6.5 days lost!
15 minutes late each day 10 days lost!
20 minutes late each day 13 days lost!
30 minutes late each day 19 days lost!

Whole School Attendance:

TermSchoolLocal AuthorityNational (22/23)

Persistent Absenteeism (% of pupils with absence of 10% or more) :

TermSchoolLocal AuthorityNational (22/23)

Class Attendance percentages

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Class 194.96%92.5%88.40%91.80%
Class 294.78%94.61%95.93%94.67%
Class 398.68%97.60%95.60%94.83%
Class 495.55%95.94%94.62%92.59%
Class 594.08%93.33%90.87%91.80%
Class 695.22%97.79%95.80%95.53%

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Class 192.8%92.4%96.1%94.7%96.2%95.1%
Class 297.4%95.2%95.0%96.5%96.9%96.4%
Class 395.4%94.3%96.5%94.5%92.9%92.8%
Class 495.0%92%95.1%93.4%93.9%92.2%
Class 595.7%95.7%96.4%95.9%93.4%93.7%
Class 695.3%92.8%92.8%94.2%93.6%93.4%
Our Classes attendance for 2022/23

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Class 196.7%94.7%91.1%95.9%97.1%92.2%
Class 290.9%91.4%90.7%93.9%93.7%91.9%
Class 393.3%93.9%92.1%93.6%97.2%93.9%
Class 495.9%95.5%92.5%95.2%97.6%92.3%
Class 592.1%93.4%91.3%89.6%95.2%92.5%
Class 697.4%96.3%94.6%95.9%97.4%94.9%
Our Classes attendance for 2021/22

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