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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

Attendance

Did you know?

 

  • If a child has 90% attendance, it means they are absent from lessons for the equivalent of half a day every week
  • If their attendance stays at 90% during the academic year, they will miss a total of 4 weeks of school, which equates to nearly half a term
  • If their attendance stays at 90% from Year 1 to Year 6, they will have missed 27 weeks which is over half a school year
  • A child who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of lessons during a year
  • Half of pupils who miss between 2-4 days in September will go on to miss nearly a month of school that year
  • Reception and Year 1 pupils who are often absent, have an 81% chance of reading below the expected level by the time they reach Year 2
  • By the end of Key Stage Two, pupils with a high level of absence have an increased chance of dropping out of secondary school
  • Only 33% of pupils with attendance of less than 50% go on to achieve 5+ GCSE's whereas over 80% of pupils with 100% attendance achieve 5+ GCSE's

These are all hard hitting facts! Please do your bit in supporting us with our mission to improve both attendance and punctuality.

Attendance over an academic year

 IT ALL ADDS UP!

Attendance

Number of days Present in school

Whole

Days missed

Learning Hours Lost

Typical academic progress

Outstanding

100%

190 days

0 days

0 hours

Good progress

Excellent

99%

188 days

2 days

10 hours

Excellent

98%

186 days

4 days

20 hours

Good

97%

184 days

6 days

30 hours

Expected progress

Good

96%

182.5 days

7.5 days

37.5 hours

Good

95%

180.5 days

9.5 days

47.5 hours

Below Expected

Identify pupils of concern and send a ‘nudge’ text/email to parents.

91-94%

177 days

13 days

65 hours

Slightly below expected progress

Cause for Concern

Identify pupils of concern and send letter to parents. In some cases, offer a face to face meeting with parents to discuss concerns and identify support. Monitor over a five week period

90%

171 days

19 days

95 hours

Below expected progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cause for Concern

For pupils of continued concern, refer to County and inform parents

89%

169 days

21 days

105 hours

Cause for Concern

88%

167 days

23 days

115 hours

Cause for Concern

87%

165 days

25 days

125 hours

Cause for Concern

86%

163 days

27 days

135 hours

Serious Cause For Concern

85%

161.5 days

28.5 days

142.6 hours

Well below expected progress

Serious Cause For Concern

84%

159.5 days

30.5 days

152.5 hours

Serious Cause For Concern

83%

158 days

32 days

160 hours

Serious Cause For Concern

82%

156 days

34 days

170 hours

Serious Cause For Concern

81%

154 days

36 days

180 hours

Important attendance Information for Parents of Children at Ashmead

Each term, all children with 100% attendance are entered into a 'lottery' with the chance to win an exciting prize.
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