All parents want the best for their children and for them to get on well in life. Having a good education is important to ensure that they have the best opportunities in their adult life. They only get one chance at school, and your child’s future may be affected by not attending school or alternative provision regularly.
If children do not attend school regularly they may:
Parents/carers often become confused about what good attendance is. As a school our target attendance percentage is 96%.
|Attendance Percentage||Days missed over a school year||Sessions missed||Weeks missed|
|100%||0 Days missed||0 sessions||0 weeks|
|95%||9.5 Days missed||19 sessions||1.5 weeks|
|90%||19 Days missed||38 sessions||3 weeks|
|85%||28.5 Days missed||57 sessions||4.5 weeks|
|80%||38 Days missed||76 sessions||6 weeks or ½ a term|
Lateness = Lost Learning = Minutes amount to days
Being on time is also vital. Arriving late at school can be very disruptive for your child, their teacher and the other children in the class.
If your child if late in to school by 5 minutes each day, that adds up to 9 days of missed school in a year!
|Minutes lost each day||Days lost per school year|
|5 minutes||3 days|
|10 minutes||6 days|
|15 minutes||10 days|
|20 minutes||12 days|
|30 minutes||18 days|
If your child is unable to attend school you must contact us as soon as possible on the first day of absence, preferably before 9.00am. You can contact us via Edulink or call the office on 01493 665314 and leave a message, please make sure you state your child’s name, class and the reason for absence.
If your child is absent we will: