Our attendance figures for 2018-2019 showed a whole school attendance rate of 95.9% (0.1 off our 96% target), with 3.1% of absence being authorised, and 0.9% unauthorised. The increase in authorised absence is as a result of a child on a reduced timetable for a period of time. There is a decrease in unauthorised absence which reflects the decrease in the number of families taking unauthorised holiday in term-time.
Attendance Awards - Celebrating individual effort with attendance
We positively encourage all children to strive for 100% attendance at school each year.
Across the school, 150 children out of 201 (75%) managed to maintain an attendance rate of 95% or above. We would like this figure to be higher next year.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, there were 36 children who managed to maintain a 99-100% attendance record. Well done - a fantastic effort! These children have received their 2018-19 certificates and badges in our first celebration worship this academic year.
We have set a minimum of 96% attendance as a whole school target for 2019-2020.
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 termly basis for all cohorts, and on a weekly basis for ‘focus children’ whose attendance in 2018-19 gave cause for concern
- Continuing to only grant term-time leave where there are exceptional circumstances
- Involving the Education Safeguarding Board 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 99-100% attendance record, children will receive an individual certificate presented in celebration worship.