What is good attendance?


 Our target for school attendance is:



It is much easier to think about attendance in terms of days. 

To achieve 97% attendance, a child must have less than 5 days absent across the academic year. 

This is illustrated in the table below:  

We are introducing a new RED, AMBER, GREEN and BLACK system to improve pupil attendance:


                    GREEN =    97% and above

                    Your child has good attendance and the best chances of achieving his/her full potential.

                    AMBER =   95% to 96%

                    Your child’s attendance has fallen below the national average and requires improvement.

                    RED =        91-94%

                    Your child's attendance has reached levels which puts him/her at significant risk of under-achievement.   

                    School will monitor his/her attendance for improvement and  you may be invited into school to discuss a support plan.                      

                    School will involve the Local Authority if necessary.

                    BLACK =     below 91%

                    Your child’s attendance is of serious concern and they are now classed as a persistent absentee.   

                    Attendance will be monitored by the Local Authority and you are at risk of prosecution.


Parents will be notified of their child's attendance each term, via the Attitude to Learning Report. The school and Local Authority will closely monitor those children whose attendance is RED, before considering legal action if this falls to BLACK.

It is estimated that 1 day of absence puts a child 2 days behind in their learning.  We understand that illness is a major reason for low attendance, but please let us know if there are concerns about your child’s attendance, especially if there is any way you need support.