Attendance

Regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life.  The aim should always be to attend 100% of the time.

Pupils who miss school frequently can fall behind academically and socially, reducing positive outcomes for post 16.  Good attendance also shows potential employers that a young person is reliable. 

Below is a table showing how percentage attendance equates to the amount of physical school time lost.

Punctuality is also very important, not only to ensure that pupils receive a fuller learning opportunity but also to ensure that the learning of other pupils is not interrupted.

Below is a graph showing how being late to school every day over a school year equates to lost learning over the academic year.

20 days absence could result in a drop in a GCSE grade across all subjects