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