It is important to come to school every single day! Good attendance at school is not just valuable, it’s essential. Attending every day is directly linked to improved exam performance which should in turn lead to further learning opportunities and better job prospects. As well as this, coming to school helps to develop, friendships, social skills, team values, resilience, cultural awareness, and career pathways.
No. of Days Missed
0 days absent = no days of missed learning
9 days absent = 1 week & 4 days of missed learning
19 days absent = 3 weeks & 4 days of missed learning
28 days absent = 5 weeks & 3 days of missed learning
more than 28 days of missed learning
Attendance Tips for Pupils
Get a good night’s sleep. Aim for 9 – 12 hours.
Set a time to put your mobile phone away each night so you can sleep easier
Check your timetable and pack your school bag the night before with all the books you need
Ensure your PE/Dance kit and equipment for Art or Home Economics are packed the night before
Lay out uniform from the night before so everything can be easily found in the morning
Set a wake-up alarm and put it at the other side of the bedroom if necessary
Have a healthy breakfast
Leave home in good time to catch your bus or walk to school