At St Cross Catholic Primary School, we continually focus on the importance of attendance and punctuality to ensure that your child has the best possible start in life. Attendance has a direct link to attainment; there is clear evidence that poor attendance has a very negative impact on children’s learning and progress at school. If a child is not in school regularly they are not fully accessing the curriculum and learning opportunities available to them. Children are required to attend school for 190 days each year.
There are 175 non- school days a year for enjoying family time, holidays, trips, visits, shopping, seeing friends, travelling and getting regular dental and optician checks.
Attending school every day equates to 100% attendance.
Attendance during 1 year
This equates to
nearly 2 weeks
nearly 4 weeks
nearly 6 week
nearly 8 weeks
nearly 10 weeks
nearly 11.5 weeks
nearly 13.5 weeks
We believe that ‘Every Minute Counts! When a child arrives late at school, they miss teacher instructions and lesson time; and their learning begins to suffer. Children also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late. The table below shows how frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning being lost. This can seriously disadvantage children and disrupt the learning of others.
Please help your children to be punctual!
Learning days lost per year