We expect children to be in school whenever possible. Attending school is mandatory unless there is an exceptional reason not to do so. Our attendance policy (which can be found lower down the page) states what these reasons might be.
There are occasions where your child may need to be away from school and we understand this. To help you keep an eye on the overall impact of your child's absence from school, we set out below what represents good, or less satisfactory attendance:
Children who attend over 97% of the school year miss fewer than 6 days of learning.Children who attend 95% of the school year miss 10 days per year of learning.
Children who attend 90% of the school year miss 19 days per year of learning.
Children who attend only 80% of the school year miss 39 days of learning a year. Over the course of 5 years, that's an astonishing 1 whole year of absence!