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|