Our school has always seen attendance as important. The first sentence on the first page of the school’s first log book of the school (dated 1873) starts, “Ordinary attendance throughout the week”. Within four weeks the log say, “the attendance has increased”.
Good attendance at Primary really is still crucial. If you were asked ‘at what age is learning most crucial for a child?’ Your answer would most likely be when they are younger. Yet, we’ve had parents tell us that they are going to take their child on holiday before they get to the comp’! Crazy!!
We do our utmost to show pupils how we value good attendance – class competitions are always on! You’ll be kept up to date through the newsletter on which class is winning. We know there is a clear correlation between good attendance and good outcomes.
The lowest performing students around the world miss more school than their academically successful schoolmates.
5 quick facts on attendance
When ESTYN inspect the school attendance is a key area, they look at how well the school tracks and monitors the progress and wellbeing of pupils, including attendance and behaviour.