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School Attendance


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Attendance during one school year

Equals this number of days absent in year

Which is approximately this many weeks

Which means this many lessons missed



0 days

0 weeks

0 lessons

If attendance is greater than 96% and punctuality is good each half term, this is celebrated.


No more than 8 days

 Up to 1 ½ Weeks

No more than 37 lessons


9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons

Awareness letter sent home informing child has fallen below school target 96%.


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons

A letter will be sent home and attendance will be monitored for improvement.  If there is not improvement, then parents/carers will be invited in for a meeting.


29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons

Next steps dependent on improvement, situation and engagement.

Parents invited to attend meeting with Attendance Officer and SLT.

Step 1 – first notice given to parents.

Step 2 – 15 day notice warning issued.

Step 3 – Application for legal action made.


38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons