ATTENDANCE

Introduction

This is a successful and happy school and your child plays their part in making it so. However for our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and your child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. It is very important therefore that you make sure your child attends regularly and this Policy sets out how together we will achieve this.

Why Regular Attendance is so important?

Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Any pupil’s absence disrupts teaching routines so may affect the learning of others in the same class.

Ensuring your child’s regular attendance at school is your legal responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason creates an offence in law and may result in prosecution.

To find out more about the attendance policy please visit the policy page 'Attendance Policy' under the 'About Us' tab

 

 ATTENDANCE

FIGURES

 2012-2013  2013-2014  2014-2015 2015-2016
 TOTAL %  95.1%  95.55%  95.65% 95.80%
 -PA%  2.8%  2.7%  1.78%

7.2%

(pupils with 85% or below are deemed as 'persistent absence'. 2015-2016 the local authority raised the PA % to 90%)