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Sickness & Diarrhoea:

There have been lots of queries this week regarding school protocol when children have sickness and/or diarrhoea. We prefer children to refrain from school for 48 hours to avoid the spread of bugs. If your child has only been sick once and you are certain this is not a bug, please contact the school and speak with Mrs Hiskey who will confirm if your child can return back to school any earlier.

 
 Attendance Matters:
As we look at how well children are making progress and achieving in their learning we have been struck once again by how much attendance impacts upon this. We have had a relatively mild winter yet we have seen some poor attendance figures for individual children. As parents many of the staff understand that it is not always easy to make that judgement as to whether a child should be in school and, of course, we would not want them here if they are ill; but there appears to be no reason why our attendance should be lower than any other school. Today (Friday 29th April)for example, we have seen attendance of just over 94% which is shocking.
Each and every child in our school deserves to have the best education but we can only deliver it if they are here.
Please encourage your child to understand that Attendance Matters.

Attendance Information

 

Attendance Figures:

Summer Term Attendance 2016

Attendance for week beginning 6th June = 96.2%

Attendance for week beginning 23rd May = 95%

Attendance for week beginning 16th May = 95.2%

Attendance for week beginning 9th May = 96.3%

Attendance for week beginning 3rd May = 96.2%

Attendance for week beginning 25th April = 96.5%

Attendance for week beginning 18th April = 96.6%


Attendance for week beginning 25th April 2016 = 96.50%

Attendance for week beginning 11th April 2016 = 94.9%

Spring Term Attendance 2016

Attendance for the whole of Spring Term 2016 = 95.6%

Attendance for week beginning 21st March 2016 = 93.9%

Attendance for week beginning 14th March 2016 - 93.2%

Attendance for week beginning 7th March 2016 = 94.9% 

 

Attendance for week beginning 29th February 2016 = 95%

 

Attendance for week beginning 22nd February 2016 = 95.2%

 

Attendance for week beginning 8th February 2016  = 96.3%

 

Attendance for week beginning 1st February 2016 = 96.6%

 

Attendance for week beginning  25th January 2016 = 96.1%

 

Attendance for week beginning 11th January 2016 = 97.13%

 

Attendance for week beginning 18th January 2016 = 95.97%

 

Attendance for week beginning 4th January 2016 was 97.57%

 

Attendance for the Whole of Autumn Term 2015 was 96.33%

 

Attendance week beginning 14th December 2015 was 95.48%

 

Attendance for week beginning 7th December 2015 was 94.2% 

 

Attendance for week beginning 30th November 2015 was 95.6%

 

Attendance for week beginning 23rd November 2015 - 94.9%

 

Attendance for week beginning  16th November 2015 - 97%

 

Attendance for week beginning 9th November 2015 - 97.7%

 

Attendance for week beginning  3rd November 2015 96.8%

 

Autumn Term 1st Half Attendance 96.8%

 

Attendance for week beginning 19th October 2015 was 97.3%

 

Attendance for week beginning 12th October 2015 was 97.30%

 

Attendance for week beginning 5th October 2015 was 97.94%

 

Attendance for week beginning 28th September 2015 was 97.4%

This is good; but we had 52 late's (not so great).

 

Attendance for week beginning 21st September 2015 was 95.61%
 
 
Attendance for week beginning 14th September 2015 was 97.24%
 
 
Attendance for week beginning 7th September 2015 was 96.58%
 
 

Summer Term Attendance Figures:

Summer Term 2nd half was 95.93% (94.69% 2013/14)

 

Whole of Summer Term was 95.62% (94.59% 2013/14)

 

Attendance for 2014-15:

Academic year 2014/15  95.70% attendance (95.14% 2013/14 and 94.76% 2012/13)

 

So what do the percentages mean?

Attendance / absence is presented as a percentage figure, but it'€™s helpful to equate this to number of days off:

 

98% = fewer than four days absent in a school year

95% = fewer than ten days absent in one school year

90% = 4 weeks absent in one school year (equates to a ½ day each week)

85% = 5.5 weeks absent in one school year (approaching a whole half-term in the school year)

80% = 7.5 weeks absent in one school year (equates to 1 day each week or a whole half-term in one year)

This means that if a child has between 80 and 85% attendance they will be absent over 1 complete academic year during their time in Primary School. The impact of this on a child's learning is obvious.

Currently the school has 39 children who have less than 90% attendance and 12 children with less than 85% attendance. Obviously children can not help feeling/getting ill but this means that 16% of our children had learning that was disrupted by absence in the first half term of the year.

Thinking about what the percentages mean unless your child has a seriously underlying condition or catches an infectious disease we would not expect any child to have attendance below 98%. Please help us help your children in improving attendance.

 

Again we would like to thank those of you whose children's attendance is 98% or above.