In order to provide all our pupils a future that is filled with choice and opportunity we need to ensure they are in school regularly and punctually. There is a clear link between attendance at school and academic achievement. Statistically, those with higher than 96% attendance achieve higher levels of attainment at Phase 1, 2 and beyond to GCSE and A levels.

We therefore put attendance and punctuality high on our list of priorities for children and families and have set our target for attendance at 96%. It is essential that children come to school every day and on time so they can make the best possible progress in their learning.

Please see the school attendance diamond which explains school attendance percentages and risk groups.