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Attendance 2021-2022

Our attendance figures for 2021-2022 showed a whole school attendance rate of 94.2% (1.8% off our 96% target), with 4.8% of absence being authorised, and 1% unauthorised.  The increase in authorised absence is as a result of children being absent from school due to illness relating to Covid-19.  There is an increase in unauthorised absence which reflects 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.

This year it has not been appropriate to award certificates for 99-100% attendance. The vast majority, if not all children, have been off school for extended periods due to Covid-19.

Attendance 2022-2023

We have set a minimum of 96% attendance as a whole school target for 2022-2023.

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

  • Encouraging parents and carers to ensure their child is in school, unless they are unwell
  • Communicating the negative impact on children's learning when they are taken out of school for holidays during term-time 
  • Continuing to only grant term-time leave where there are exceptional circumstances
  • Monitoring attendance data on a termly basis for all cohorts, and on a weekly basis for ‘focus children’ whose attendance in 2021-22 gave cause for concern
  • Involving the Education Safeguarding Board where a child’s attendance rate or pattern of attendance is a cause for concern
  • Asking parents and 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.