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Is 90% Attendance Good Enough?

 

So what does an attendance rate of 90% mean?

 

If a child has a 90% attendance rate they are absent for the equivalent of half a day every week for the full academic year. 

Per year a child will miss 4 whole weeks of lessons.

 

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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If a child has 90% attendance from Year R to Year 6 at Primary School they will have missed the equivalent of 23 weeks, over half a school year, to absence!

 

The school year is made up of 190 days.

How much education has your child missed?

 

95% = 10 days

90% = 20 days

85% = 30 days

80% = 40 days

75% = 50 days

70% = 60 days

 

Primary school pupils should not have an attendance rate of below 95% in order for them to get the most from their education. 

 

Is your child attending enough to get the education they need

to succeed?

 

Acceptable reasons for Absence

  • Contagious disease/illness i.e. chickenpox, flu, sickness and diarrhoea, impetigo
  • Exceptional circumstances e.g. funeral
  • Music/Dance exams

 

 

 

Absences not to be taken during school time if possible

  • Dental Appointment
  • Doctor Appointment
  • Optician Appointment

 

Unacceptable reasons for Absence?

 

  • Minor Illness (a cold)
  • Holiday
  • Car trouble
  • Day out with family or friends
  • Birthday
  • Tiredness
  • Head lice
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