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Attendance

Regular and punctual school attendance is important.  Attendance has a proven impact on attainment.

Children  need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law.

St. John’s CE Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities to ensure pupils are in school and on time, therefore, having access to learning for the maximum number of days and hours.

 

The Government expects us to:

 

  • Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence (less than 90%);
  • Ensure every pupil has access to a suitable education, to which they are entitled; and, act early to address patterns of absence.

 

Attendance during

one school year

 

Equals this

number of days

absent

 

which is

approximately this

many weeks

absent

Number of lessons

missed

 

95%

9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons

90%

19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons

85%

29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons

80%

38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons

 

Poor punctuality can lead to your child:

 

  • Feeling embarrassed in front of their friends.
  • Missing the beginning of vital lessons.
  • Missing important instructions for the rest of the school day.
  • Learning bad habits which could affect their employability in the future.

 

 

Minutes late per day during the school year

Equal days’ worth of teaching lost in a year

5 minutes

3.4 days

10 minutes

6.9 days

15 minutes

10.3 days

20 minutes

13.8 days

30 minutes

20.7 days

 

 

School Attendance Target: 97%

 

 

Rec

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Overall

This week

94.3%

96.6%

87.9%

98.6%

87.8%

90.7%

97.1%

93.2%

Last week

97.6%

92.3%

84.8%

98.9%

90.5%

85.5%

91.7%

91.5%


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