Attendance Information

Attendance Information

At the end of each half term we will send home your child’s attendance data. This will show the number of days your child has missed and the reason for the absence. We use a traffic light system to do this – basically the % attendance your child has achieved will determine the colour paper it is printed on! Green paper will be 96% and over – very well done. Amber paper (it is actually a sort of orange) will be between 90-95.9% and indicates your child is nearly on target. Anything under 90% will be on red paper and indicates that we would like to see an improvement. Please come and see us if we can help with this. We hope you will find this useful.

In 2013-2014 we achieved an attendance figure of 96.2%,which is great as we were above our school target of 96%, but we want to do even better this year. If we can help you improve your child’s attendance in any way please come and speak to us.

Out of 365 days in the year, a school is open for 190 days. This leaves 175 days for holidays, regular medical appointments and spending time together.

Some attendance statistics provided by the Local Authority:

* If your child has 10 days holiday in a school year they will have 180
days at school and 185 days off.
* If your child has 10 days holiday a year they can only achieve 94.74%
attendance.
* If your child has 10 days holiday and 5 days off sick a year they can
only achieve 92.11% attendance.
* If your child has 15 days off in each school year they will miss 195
days (more than a whole academic year) during their 13 year education.

10 days can make a big difference to your child.

It affects their ability to succeed.

It affects their opportunity to make and keep friends.

Thank you for your assistance with this.