Attendance and Attendance Report

Attendance 2016-17

Our attendance figures for 2016-2017 showed a whole school attendance rate of 96.1%, with 2.5% of absence being authorised, and 1.1% unauthorised.   These attendance figures show a slight improvement on 2014-15, (up from 96.0%). The increase in unauthorised absence reflects an increase in the number of families taking unauthorised holiday in term-time. Please see the fuller report below for further detail.

Attendance Awards - Celebrating individual effort with attendance

We positively encourage all children to strive for 100% attendance at school each year.

Across the school, 147 children out of 207 (71%) managed to maintain an attendance rate of 95% or above.    We would like this figure to be higher next year.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, there were 13 children who managed to maintain a 100% attendance record. Well done - a fantastic effort!  There were also 26 children whose attendance was 99%+, which again is a superb attendance record. These children have received their 2016-17 certificates and badges, and their parents have received a congratulatory letter. 

Attendance 2016-2017

We have set a minimum of 97% attendance as a whole school target for 2017-2018.

To enable us to meet this target, we will be:

  • Encouraging parents/carers to ensure their child is in school, unless they are  unwell, via our Attendance Flyer at the start of each term
  • Monitoring attendance data on a monthly basis for all cohorts, and on a weekly basis for ‘focus children’ whose attendance in 2016-17 gave cause for concern
  • Continuing to only  grant term-time leave where there  are  exceptional circumstances
  • Involving the Education Welfare Officer where a child’s attendance rate or pattern of attendance  is a cause for concern
  • Asking parents/carers to provide medical evidence (appointment cards/sight of prescribed medicines) where children are absent through  illness for more than two days
  • Encouraging children to be making their best effort to be in school, through our attendance awards

For each full term where a child has a 100% attendance record, children will receive an individual certificate presented in assembly.

Any child with 99%+ attendance for the whole year, which is an amazing achievement, will be presented with a special enamel badge. Those with 100% attendance  for the whole year will additionally be invited to take High Tea with the Headteacher.

  1. St Aldhelm's Attendance Flyer
  2. Attendance Summary for Web 2016-17
  3. Attendance policy Updated November 2017