Attendance aim: 97%
The 2021/22 concluded with a whole school attendance of 95.8%.
The 2020/21 concluded with a whole school attendance of 97.55%.
There were also impressive individual attendances too: 68 children achieved 100% attendance for the Autumn Term; 40 children for Autumn & Spring combined and 27 children for the whole year! Very well done everyone! Our school ‘Dashboard’ for 2018/19 says: "Overall absence in autumn and spring was low for all pupils (in the lowest 10%)".
The national expectation for schools (and individual children) is 96%.
The importance of having the best possible attendance:
We want all our children to have the best possible attendance at school to enable each and every child to reach their full potential. There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results for children. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their work which may affect their future prospects.
If your child is between 5 & 16 years old and registered at a school, it is a parent/carers responsibility to make sure that their child has a suitable education either by regular school attendance or otherwise. Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education, and support and guidance is always available for our school.
We want all parent/carers to help their children by making sure they attend school every day and arrive on time. Doing this will ensure that your child feels confident, up to date with learning, and up to date with their circle of friends.
Our target this year:
Our target for this academic year is for our school average (and for children's individual attendance) is to be 97%.
The persistent absence threshold set by Government is 10%. This means that if a child’s attendance falls below 90% at any point throughout the academic year, he/she will be classified as persistently absent. This means that any pupil who is absent from school for 56 sessions (28 days) is classified as persistently absent.
To ensure we comply with this legislation, attendance is monitored closely at the end of terms 2, 4 and 6. Any child whose attendance falls below our tracking threshold of 95% is flagged and discussed at our termly meetings to help prevent his/her attendance falling below 90%, classifying him/her as persistently absent. On occasion, parents may be requested to attend a meeting with the Headteacher to discuss their child’s attendance.