Why attendance is important

Your child only has each day in school once and every day is important. That means that when your child is enrolled with us from Nursery right the way through to Year 6, we’ll expect your child to be in school as often as possible. We understand that pupils get ill, especially younger children, but we expect the best attendance possible to give your child the best possible education.

What missing days means in practice

95-100% attendance – Best chance of success. Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity.

90-95% attendance At least 2 weeks of learning missed. Satisfactory. Your child may have to spend time catching up with work.

85-90% attendance At least 4 weeks of learning missed. Your child may be at risk of underachieving and may need extra support from you to catch up with work.

80-85% attendance At least 5 ½ weeks of learning missed. Your child’s poor attendance has a significant impact on learning.

Below 80% attendance At least 7½ weeks of learning missed. Your child is missing out on a broad and balanced education. You are at risk of prosecution.


The school has adopted an Attendance Policy which is reviewed regularly and managed by the Headteacher in partnership with the Education Welfare Officer.

Attendance Policy May 18