Absence from School
Children are required to attend school for 190 days each year. The Government’s target for attendance for Primary School Pupils is at least 95%.
How does your child’s attendance compare with this target?
The table below indicates how just a few days absence can result in children missing a significant number of lessons. It has been proven that children who miss a lot of school achieve less.
Effects of Non-Attendance:
|Attendance during School year||Equates to days absent||Which is approximately||Which means the number of lessons missed|
|94%||10 days||2 weeks||50 lessons|
|90%||19 days||4 weeks||100 lessons|
|85%||29 days||6 weeks||150 lessons|
|80%||38 days||8 weeks||200 lessons|
|75%||48 days||10 weeks||250 lessons|
|70%||57 days||11½ weeks||290 lessons|
|65%||67 days||13½ weeks||340 lessons|
Late Arrival at School
When a child arrives late at school, they miss important events like assembly, teacher instructions and introductions. Children also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.
The table below indicates how frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning being lost. This can seriously disadvantage children and disrupt the learning of others. Please help children in your care to be punctual.
Effects of Late Arrival at School:
|Minutes Late Per day||Equates to days of teaching lost in one year||Which means this number of lessons missed|
|5 Minutes||3½ days||17 lessons|
|10 minutes||7 days||35 lessons|
|15 Minutes||10½ days||52 lessons|
|20 Minutes||14 days||70 lessons|
|25 Minutes||21 days||104 lessons|
To view Hoo St Werburgh Primary School & Marlborough Centre Attendance Policy please click on this link