On your child’s attendance report you will see their attendance percentage for the current year. It is vitally important students have at least 97% attendance. The main cause of failure to achieve five good GCSEs in year 11 is poor attendance. Please work with us by insuring that your child attends school regularly and on time.
We are asked to comment on punctuality in all college, job, and training placement references. 90% attendance sounds good, doesn’t it; but what does it really mean? It means that during the course of a school year that your child is absent for half a day every week and misses four weeks of school!
Your child’s attendance target is 97%.
If your child has 80% attendance this year, they have missed 240 lessons in the year. This means your child is missing one day a week, during the course of the year!
If they have 70% attendance, they have missed 360 lessons or 12 weeks of the school year.
If they have 60% attendance, they have missed 480 lessons or 16 weeks of the school year.
‘Attendance Matters’ so much, for your child’s entire future, including further education opportunities and job-prospects.