The Inspire Learning Partnership

Transforming lives. Building Futures.


Good school attendance is crucial to your child’s progress, achievement and chances in life and would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all those parents who always ensure their children attend school regularly and arrive on time.

Our target is for every child to achieve OVER 96% attendance (this is equivalent to a pupil being absent for less than 7 days during the year). This level of attendance will ensure that every child has the best chance to reach their full potential.

Why does attendance and punctuality matter?

Attending school on a regular basis is the key to your child doing well at school. There is a clear link between attendance and pupil achievement. Good attendance and punctuality are essential if you want your child to:

 - Make lots of friends and feel included

- Learn new things and develop many skills

- Increase their confidence and self-esteem

- Improve their social skills

- Make good progress and achieve their potential   

Attendance Action Alliance guidance
Members of the Attendance Action Alliance have worked with the Department for Education to develop a short school attendance guide, which helps parents understand how they can work with their school and local authority to support their children to attend school and get the right support. It can also be found on both the Office of the Children’s Commissioner page for parents and page for schools.

The Trust continues to follow DfE guidance.  For and further information on your schools attendance please see their school website.

Attendance Chart

In discussions with the Educational Welfare Service, we have introduced the following guide for parents:

Our school target for attendance is 96%.  We will send home a copy of your child’s registration certificate showing their attendance throughout the year so you can easily keep track of their attendance rate.

Attendance over one school year:

If a pupil had:

98% attendance = less than 4 days absent from school

95% attendance = less than 10 days absent from school

90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from school

85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from school

80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from school