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At Peartree Primary School, we take attendance seriously. We expect every child to be at school, on time, every day. If your child is ill, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible.

 

The table below shows our attendance is improving every year (except last year).

2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017
92.2% 93.3% 93.5% 94.5% 94.0%

 

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Our Attendance Policy is available via the link below. The second link will take you to Department of Education guidance on attendance and admissions.

90% attendance sounds OK but it is the same as…     

–    ½ a day of school missed every week

–    4 whole weeks of school missed in a year

–    Over ½ a year missed in total from Reception to year 6

 

80% attendance is the same as…     

–    1 day of school missed every week

–     8 whole weeks of school missed in a year

–     Over 1 year missed in total from Reception to year 6

 

Attendance over 93%   

– Improved SATs results at primary school

– Students achieve an average of 75% A*-C GCSE grades at secondary school

 

Attendance below 90% 

– SATs results lower at primary school

– Students achieve an average of 25% A*-C GCSE grades at secondary school

 

Lateness

5 minutes late each day means 3 days lost each year

 

The children’s learning, mental health, friendships and potential to earn well in the future is affected by their attendance. Work with us to help them maximise their potential by ensuring they attend regularly at school.

The Ofsted Handbook states:

 

Outstanding: Pupils value their education and rarely miss a day at school.  No groups of pupils are disadvantaged by low attendance.  The attendance of pupils who have previously had exceptionally high rates of absence is rising quickly towards the national average.

 

Good: Pupils value their education. Few are absent or persistently absent.  No groups of pupils are disadvantaged by low attendance.  The attendance of pupils who have previously had exceptionally high rates of absence is showing marked and sustained improvement.

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