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Good Attendance

Good attendance is 95% and above. 

95% attendance means that the student is missing on average:

  • 1 day per month
  • 10 days / 2 school weeks a year 
  • 90% attendance means that the student is missing on average:
  • ½ day per week
  • 2 days per month
  • 4 school weeks a year 

A pupil achieving only 90% attendance from Year 7 to Year 11 will miss half a school year over the 5 years.

80% attendance means that the student is missing on average:

  • 1 day per week
  • 4 days per month
  • 8 school weeks per year 

A pupil achieving only 80% attendance from Year 7 to Year 11 will miss a whole school year by the end of Year 11 

We ask all students to maintain 95% attendance. 

What classifies as persistent absence?

Students who have cumulative absence as shown below will fall into the Persistent Absence banding –

  • Term 1 = 4 days
  • Term 2 = 8 days
  • Term 3 = 12 days
  • Term 4 = 16 days
  • Term 5 = 20 days