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Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters!

We encourage excellent attendance and punctuality and each week the class with the highest attendance receives our Attendance Award, published on the home page of this website.  Of course, if your child is genuinely ill or has an unavoidable appointment, we understand that they cannot be in school - please see the link to the right of this page for our school absence protocols.  However, for any other absences, please consider the statistics below:

Every Day Counts — 1 or 2 days a week doesn’t seem much but ………

If your child misses …..

That equals …..

Which is …..

and over 13 years of schooling that is …..

1 day per fortnight

20 days per year

4 weeks per year

Nearly 1 ½ years

1 day per week

40 days per year

8 weeks per year

Over 2 ½ years

2 days per week

80 days per year

16 weeks per year

Over 5 years

3 days per week

120 days per year

24 weeks per year

Nearly 8 years

How about 10 minutes late a day? Surely that won’t affect my child?

He/She is only missing just …..

That equals …..

Which is …..

and over 13 years of schooling that is …..

10 minutes per day

50 minutes per week

Nearly 1 ½ weeks per year

Nearly ½ year

20 minutes per day

1 hour 40 minutes per week

Over 2 ½ weeks per year

Nearly 1 year

30 minutes per day

Half a day per week

4 weeks per year

Nearly 1 ½ years

1 hour per day

1 day per week

8 weeks per year

Nearly 2 ½ years