The importance of regular school attendance
Your responsibilities as a parent
First day of absence
late arrival to school
Our pupil attendance target is a minimum of 96%. Anything below this could have a detrimental effect on your child’s academic progress and personal development.
Attendance below 90% at any point during the school year is categorised as being Persistently Absent (PA) regardless of reasons. Schools are required to monitor and act to improve the attendance of such pupils.
Parents or Carers are ultimately responsible for their child’s poor attendance. Please be aware that routinely poor attendance could lead to a fixed penalty notice if there are no legitimate medical reasons known to school to condone regular absences.
Starting point is 6th September 2021 and with improved attendance it is possible for a pupil to come out of PA category (see chart below)