Attendance

Attendance

Targets of 4% for absence has been set

This year the persistent absence level has been changed from 85% to 90%, this means that students with attendance below 90% are now classified as a student with persistent absence and will be monitored by the educational welfare officer.

For the 2014 – 2015 academic year

Whole school attendance = 94.9%

Persistent Absence = 4.48%

 

Year Attendance Absence
2004 91.0 9.0
2005 91.0 9.0
2006 90.8 9.2
2007 91.6 8.4
2008 91.4 8.6
2009 91.3 8.7
2010 91.1 8.9
2011 92.6 7.4
2012 91.5 8.5
2013 92.8 7.2
2014 94.63 5.37
2015 94.9 4.48

 

There is a need to improve still further.

Attendance and punctuality remain as key areas for the school if it is continue to improve.

Research informs us that:

  • Of pupils who miss more than 50% of school sessions, only 6% manage to achieve five A* to C GCSEs including English and maths.
  • Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school sessions, only 39% manage to achieve five A* to Cs including English and maths.
  • Of pupils who miss less than 5% per cent of school sessions, 71% achieve five A* to Cs including English and maths.

Our strategy to improve will remain based on several key principles:

  • Applying the same forensic approach to raising student attendance & improving punctuality as that applied to improving attainment.
  • For Leadership members at the highest level to be visible in leading the work
  • For all staff to take responsibility for reducing absence & improving punctuality
  • Encouraging students to ‘buy in’ – including through a revised rewards scheme
  • Governors taking an active interest in the drive to improve attendance & punctuality, including holding to account the senior leadership of the school.

Rewards Strategy

Attendance and punctuality are important to all of us and as we know, good attendance ensures good progress. We expect all pupils to have an outstanding behaviour and attendance record and we start the year by giving all students the opportunity to attend a rewards trip free of charge. However, at the end of the year we take into account individual attendance, punctuality and behaviour records and where students have not maintained good standards, they will have an increasing contribution to make towards the trip.

Punctuality

Data  – July 2015

Attendance = 94.9%                 Persistent Absence = 4.48%

(a) Year Group

Year Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 Y7-11       Whole School
Sept to July 96.23 95.59 94.36 92.86 95.35 94.9
Disadvantaged (year) 95.34 94.58 93.31 91.26 94.2 93.62
Not disadvantaged (year) 97.36 96.81 95.85 95.64 96.73 95.54
GAP 2.02 2.23 2.54 4.38 2.53 1.92

Persistent Absence: {numbers of students}

Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11 School
Other 0 2 0 3 1 6
Disadvantaged 3 1 4 7 4 19
All 3 3 4 10 5 25

 

Boys                      94.75% Girls                          95.04% GAP                    0.29%