Attendance Update - March 2023

We wanted to say well done to everyone in school who has worked hard to keep their attendance high. So far this year our average attendance is 96.3% which is wonderful. It is well above the latest National average of 93.2%.

It is vital that we keep this up in order for every child to make the best of their time in school. It might not seem much to miss a couple of days of school, but we all know what it is like to miss the first 25 minutes of a movie or the 3rd episode of a TV show and then try to work out what was going on in episode 4. This is what it is like for a child when they miss school. Days missed leave gaps in learning. 



Above 97%: Less than 6 days absence a year - Less than 30 Hours of Learning Lost

Excellent attendance!  These young people will almost certainly get the best levels/grades they can, leading to better prospects for the future.  Pupils will also get into a habit of attending school which will help in the future.

95%: 10 days absence a year - 50 Hours of Learning Lost

These pupils are less likely to achieve their target levels/grades and will start to find it difficult to maintain a habit of attending school regularly. Pupils who take a 2-week holiday every year can only achieve 95% attendance.

90%: 19 days absence a year - 95 Hours of Learning Lost

The Government classes pupils in this group as "Persistent Absentees", and it will be almost impossible to keep up with work and achieve their target levels/grades.  Parents of young people in this group could also face the possibility of legal action being taken by Lancashire Council, including the issuing of Penalty Notices and Fines.




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