Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Holy Family Catholic Primary School


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 yearEquals this number of days absentWhich is approx this many weeks absentWhich means this number of lessons missed
95%9 days2 weeks50 lessons
90%19 days4 weeks100 lessons
85%29 days6 weeks150 lessons
80%38 days8 weeks200 lessons