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We are in the process of writing to all parents and carers to update you on your child's attendance to date. The national average for school attendance is 95% which equates to no more than 9 days of absence from school. All absence, even when the school is made aware of the reason, reduces a child's overall attendance percentage.
absence, even when the school is made aware of the reason, reduces a child's overall attendance percentage. When a child is absent from school, they are missing out on learning activity and ultimately, this will impact on how successful a child is at the end of their secondary education. Many of our pupils have good attendance and demonstrate determination in being in school even on days when they might feel under the weather. The impact of this is reflected in their good achievement in subject areas and being on target to achieve good GCSE and BTEC grades in school. However, we still have a large number of pupils whose attendance is below 91% which is of concern.
As you receive your child's attendance certificate, please can we urge you to reflect on any absence your child has had this year, and if needed, consider how they can best be supported to further improve their attendance to national standards. Your child's tutor is the first point of contact should you need to discuss your child's attendance. If your child's attendance certificate has an "N" for any period, this means that we have not yet been informed of the reason for the absence and this currently indicates that it is unauthorised. Please can you let us know the reason for this absence so that we can update our records?
For all children whose attendance is above 95%, we will be rewarding with entry in to a draw, taking place later this term with an opportunity to win a range of excellent prizes.