Attendance guidance for parents and carers
When your child achieves full school attendance they are able to access their full potential both academically and socially, gaining skills and confidence that will enable them to live a full and rewarding life. Recent government guidance states:
“Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfill their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.”
Students should reach a minimum of 95% attendance each academic year as good attendance works hand in hand with your child attaining good results in their exams. Parents can monitor their child’s attendance via My Child at School (MCAS).
The School asks parents and carers to:
More information can be found on our attendance and punctuality policy within the Policies section.