Attendance and Punctuality

Evidence shows that attendance does affect a child’s learning and attainment.  Having an attendance record of 90% is the equivalent to missing a half day’s teaching every week. A record nearer to 80% is the equivalent of missing one full day every week.  All children should aspire to have an attendance as near to 100% as is possible.


Attendance during one school year

Equals this number of days absent

Which is approximately this many weeks absent

Which means this number of lessons missed


9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons


29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons


38 days

8 weeks (a full ½ Term)

200 lessons