Each week we report on attendance for each class. We aim for all classes to have a percentage above 96% in our weekly attendance report.
What does attendance mean for your child?
EXCELLENT attendance. Your child is able to access all of their learning, form friendships and get into good attendance habits. Children with excellent attendance are usually more settled in school and are able to enjoy all areas of school life. Children who have greater attendance are more likely to gain better qualifications and potentially earn more in the future.
96% and above
Extremely GOOD attendance. Nationally, all schools and children are expected to achieve 96% attendance. Children are able to access most of their learning and are still likely to achieve good qualifications when they are older.
92% – 95%
Your child will be unable to access all of the teaching in school, which will have an impact on their learning and their readiness to learn.
91% and less
At 90% attendance, research shows that missing 10% of school can result in children dropping a whole grade/level in achievement. 90% is equivalent to missing half a day of school each week and 4 weeks of school in an academic year.
Any child with 85% and below is called a PERSISTENT ABSENTEE. At this stage school will discuss your child’s attendance with the Education Social Welfare Officer. This may result in them investigating why your child’s attendance is so low and a support plan could be put in place.
Every morning you will notice that we have an attendance officer monitoring your child’s attendance and late arrivals.
During the summer term we aim to have no late arrivals in school.
YOU CAN DO IT!
Attendance at present in comparison to previous years.
2017-2018 – 95%
2018-2019 – 96%
2019-2020 – 91%