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A first class education requires full attendance.
Attendance percentages are not like examination results; an attendance percentage needs to be in the high 90s before it can be considered good.
Consider the following examples:
In order for an attendance record to be deemed good, it must be 95% or above:
Each year, a number of students in every year group achieve 100% attendance records, showing that this is an achievable target.
Additional support arranged through:
Continued non attendance could mean:
Issue of an educational penalty notice (immediate fine)
Instigation of court action, possibly leading to a fine of up to £2500 or even up to 3 months in prison
Our legal duties aside, the main consequence of continued non-attendance for your son could be reduced exam grades, a poorer education and limitations on job/career opportunities.
Remember – students have to attend to attain.
We would like to thank the majority of parents and students who consistently co-operate, helping us maintain attendance levels. However, with your help, we can further improve our levels.
We consider good attendance to be of such importance that we place a great deal of emphasis on it, and put considerable resources into promoting it.
These are some of the strategies used: