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Attendance

High attainment depends on good attendance

Last academic year 2017 to 2018 our school achieved 

 

96%

 

We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our pupils and endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome.  We recognise this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and we work closely with parents and pupils to achieve this.

 

We consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children.  Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.

 

The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectations of any future employer in the world of work.  High attainment, confidence with peers and staff and future aspirations depend on good attendance.

 

Good attendance is important because:

  • Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and absence below 95%
  • Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically
  • Regular attenders find school routines, school work and friendships easier to cope with
  • Regular attenders find learning more satisfying
  • Regular attenders are more successful in transferring between primary school, secondary school, and higher education, employment or training.