What does good attendance really mean?
It can be difficult to understand but this table illustrates how low attendance impacts on your child’s learning.
|100% Attendance||0 days missed||Gives your child the best start in life|
|95% Attendance||9 days’ absence or 1 week and 4 days of missed learning|
|90% Attendance||19 days’ absence or 3 weeks and 4 days of missed learning||Makes it harder to learn and progress to your child’s full ability|
|85% Attendance||29 days’ absence or 5 weeks and 4 days of missed learning
Almost one half term missed
|Will impact on your child’s progress|
|80% Attendance||38 days’ absence or 7 weeks and 3 days of missed learning||Seriously affects your child’s learning and development|
|75% Attendance||48 days’ absence or 9 weeks and 6 days of missed learning.
If your child has 90% attendance they will miss the equivalent of:
- ½ day per week
- 19 days a year
- 247 days over the 13 statutory years of education or 1 year and 10 weeks
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO REGULARY MISS SCHOOL ARE MORE LIKELY TO UNDER ACHIEVE IN EXAMINATIONS, BECOME ISOLATED FROM THEIR FRIENDS AND BECOME INVOLVED IN ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR.