Good attendance is 95% or above. Regular lateness also affects attendance.

Good attendance is necessary contributor to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all pupils to:

Be healthy

• Attendance at school supports children’s emotional and social health and development

• the school curriculum teaches children to be healthy.

Stay Safe

• Schools have a statutory duty to promote the safety and welfare of children.

• the best way to safeguard children is to ensure they attend school regularly.

Enjoy and Achieve

• Good school attendance supports children in reaching their maximum potential and enjoying the fulfilment this brings.

Make a Positive Contribution

• Membership of an school community builds confidence, gives children a sense of belonging and teaches them to contribute to and be responsible for the well-being of others.

Achieve Economic Well-Being

• Good school attendance supports engagement in further education, employment or training in the future, which in turn helps to support a prosperous and fulfilling lifestyle.

Last updated May 14, 2024