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Attendance

Attendance Percentages

  • 95% in a test is seen as a good score in an exam,  but for attendance, it would be a cause for concern.
  • 90% attendance isn't - over a year it is the same as having nearly 4 weeks off school in a year!
  • 90% attendance each week means a student is having a half day off a week.

See the grid below for other percentages and see how much time off per year it adds up to

Attendance percentage over the year

Number of AM/PM sessions missed

Equivalent number of days missed

Equivalent number of weeks missed

Equivalent number of lessons missed

100%

0

0

0

0

95%

19

9.5

~2

38

90%

38

19

~4

76

85%

57

28.5

~6

114

80%

76

38

~8

152

75%

95

47.5

~9.5

190

70%

114

57

~11.5

228

Effect on achievement

  • 17 school days missed equals 91.1% attendance for the year
  • 34 schooldays missed equals 82.1% attendance for the year

Holidays

A two week holiday means you cannot get more than 94.7% attendance in that year and you will miss 50 lessons. That's a lot to catch up on!

Holidays or leave of absence taken in school time are not authorised .

Late arrival in school

When your child arrives late at school, he or she misses the teachers instructions and the induction to the lesson.Repeatedly being late can have a significantly negative effect on children's confidence and learning.

 Minutes late per day during the school year

Equals days worth of teaching lost in a year

 5

3.4

 10

 6.9

 15

 10.3

20

13.8

25

20.7

Frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning lost, and can seriously disadvantage your child.

School begins at 8:55 AM, please help your child to be punctual.

All students should aim to be in school by 8:50 AM.

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