We would like to remind that parents/carers have a responsibility under section 444 of the 1996 Education Act to ensure that their children attend school regularly. We aim for all children’s attendance to be better than 97%, putting them above local and national averages.
Above 97%: Less than 6 days absence a year
Excellent attendance! These young people will almost certainly get the best grades they can, leading to better prospects for the future. Pupils will also get into a habit of attending school, which will help in the future.
95%: 10 days absence a year
These pupils are likely to achieve good grades and form a habit of attending school regularly. Pupils who take a 2-week holiday every year can only achieve 95% attendance.
90%: 19 sessions of absence a year
The government classes young people in this group as “Persistent Absentees”, and it will be almost impossible to keep up with work. Parents of young people in this group could also face the possibility of legal action being taken by the Local Authority.
Young people in this group miss a month of school per year, and therefore, it will be difficult for them to achieve their best.