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Regular attendance is crucial for successful learning. Once students have a pattern of absence from school it often escalates through subsequent school years. Absence from school is directly related to poor attainment and often leads to truancy. Late arrival at school through primary years is often related to non-attendance during secondary school.

Did you know…?

  • Being half an hour late to school each day from reception to year 10 equals missing one year and 1 and ½ terms of schooling.
  • Missing one day a week from school from reception to year 10 means missing two years and one term of schooling.
  • Being absent five days a term from reception to year 10 adds up to more than one year of missed schooling.
  • Patterns of attendance /absences are set up in the early years of schooling.
  • Poor attendance makes it difficult for students to form positive relationships with their peers.
  • There is a direct correlation between attendance and achievement.
  • Research shows that students who are often absent from school are likely to earn less than their peers when adults.

The following grid is used to monitor attendance and punctuality.

Term 1

Number of days absent.

Number of days late.

Term 2

Number of days absent.

Number of days late.

Term 3

Number of days absent.

Number of days late.

Term 4

Number of days absent.

Number of days late.