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Attendance

Being on time is vital. Arriving late at school is very disruptive for your child, the teacher and the other children in the class.

  • Attending school every day = 100% attendance
  • Attending 4 ½ days a week = 90% attendance = 19 days  or 4 weeks missed per year
  • Attending 4 days a week = 80% attendance = 38 days missed which is more than half  a term missed per year or 2 full years missed over the course of a child’s school career.
  • Attending 3 ½ days each week = 70% attendance = 57 days missed which is more than a quarter of the school year  missed
  • Average attendance of 80% or less across a child’s school career means a child misses up to  2 whole years from school.

Being late for school reduces learning time.

If a child is 5 minutes late every day, they will miss three days of learning each year.

If a child is 15 minutes late every day, they will miss 2 weeks of learning each year.

Please see our attendance leaflet for more information.