Going to school every day will help your child learn, develop and achieve.
Your child’s education is very important. Regular school attendance will help them fulfil their potential and ensure they have a brighter future. It will build confidence, friendships, and ambition. The more your child is in school, the more likely they are to succeed at exams, and in life.
Going to school every day means:
- Having lots of fun
- Making friends
- Taking part in activities
- Learning through play
- Building lasting relationships
- Better exam results
It is important to recognise that, on average, a 90% attendance rate means that your child misses:
- One half day every week
- Nearly four school weeks every academic year
- Over one school year in a child’s school career
A special message from Mrs Stuart and some of our children about why it is so important to come to school every day.
Definition of Regular Attendance from the Department for Education, ‘Working together to improve school attendance’: Where parents decide to have their child registered at school, they have an additional legal duty to ensure their child attends that school regularly. This means their child must attend every day that the school is open, except in a small number of allowable circumstances such as being too ill to attend or being given permission for an absence in advance from the school.