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The facts:

If you have... You will have attended for... You will have missed...
100% attendance for the year 190 days no learning
90% attendance for the year 171 days 3 weeks and 4 days of learning
80% attendance for the year 152 days 7 weeks and 3 days of learning
70% attendance for the year 133 days 11 weeks and 2 days of learning
60% attendance for the year 114 days 15 weeks and 1 day of learning
50% attendance for the year 95 days 19 weeks of learning

The reasons why it is important to be in school:

  • Pupils cannot learn what they are not there to learn. Pupils who attend school regularly improve their chances of being academically successful. Pupils who are persistently absent fall behind

  • Teachers carefully plan their lessons and want to take every opportunity to help the pupils in their class succeed. What is taught and learnt in one lesson will often be developed further in the next lesson, whether or not these are on consecutive days.

  • Underachievement is often linked to lower attendance.

  • Pupils find it easier to build and sustain a range of social relationships and friendships when they are regularly coming to school. When pupils are away, friendship groups change simply because someone is not there.

  • Pupils who are attending school regularly and arrive on time are more likely to feel good about themselves and have positive self-esteem.

  • Pupils who regularly miss days or who are generally late can frequently experience a sense of having to work harder just to try and understand what is going on and what other children are talking about.

  • Pupils who attend school regularly are more confident, because they know what goes on and what to expect, have stronger relationships with the adults and the other children and have more opportunities to be valued, praised and rewarded for their contribution.

  • For many parents, ensuring that their child comes into school regularly improves the quality of the time that parents and children spend at home together outside of school hours.

Our pledge to you:

We want children to be successful, fulfil their potential and 'Flourish for the future'. If there are barriers to your child achieving good rates of attendance, please talk to us and we will work with you to overcome those barriers. As a school, we celebrate good and improved attendance.