Attendance

Holy Family Catholic School is working in partnership with parents and the Local Authority to improve school attendance. We would like to congratulate the many parents who make sure their children attend school regularly

Absence disrupts the education of the individual pupil and the whole class. Are you aware that children who do not attend regularly:

  • Do not achieve well in exams;
  • Find it difficult to maintain friendships;
  • Are more likely to become involved in crime;
  • Miss out on opportunities in further education and the world of work?

Lost Learning Due to Poor Attendance

The chart below identifies the possible amount of lost learning due to poor attendance:

Attendance during the school year Equals this number of days absent Which is approx this many weeks absent Which means this number of lessons missed
95% 9 days 2 weeks 50 lessons
90% 19 days 4 weeks 100 lessons
85% 29 days 6 weeks 150 lessons
80% 38 days 8 weeks 200 lessons

Associated Documents

The documents above are pdf files.