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Abbotswood Primary School

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Attendance Procedures


Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day – missing school puts them behind.

At our school we want our children to have a great education and the building blocks for this begin with children coming to school every day.

If children miss school regularly they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in later life.

We monitor every pupil’s attendance carefully. The target for every child is 96.1% plus. Good attendance is celebrated and rewarded each term. If attendance drops below 96.1% we will to write to you and we will work with you to explore the reasons and see how best you can be supported.

No holidays in term time are authorised and any holidays exceeding 10 sessions (i.e. 5 days) will most likely incur a fixed penalty fine.


Percentage Attendance Per School Year

Number of days

lost per year

Number of weeks lost per year

Number of lessons missed

100%-98% (Outstanding)

0-4 days

Less than 1 week

0-16 lessons

98%-95% (Good)

5-9 days

1-2 weeks

16-36 lessons

95%-93% (Satisfactory)

9-13 days

2-3 weeks

36-52 lessons

93%-85% (Unsatisfactory)

13-28 days

3-6 weeks

52-112 lessons

Below 85% (Significant Risk)

More than 28 days

More than 6 weeks

More than 112 lessons


Please read the letters below (by clicking on the link below) which will give you more information about our attendance policies and procedures.


For more information please contact our Education Welfare Officer - Mr Sukhi Singh - 07568 498182

Or pop in and see Mrs Willoughby or Mrs Pritchard