School Attendance

We want all children to have the best possible attendance at school to enable each and every child to reach their full potential. 

There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results for children. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their work which may affect their future prospects.


Tips for Good School Attendance

  • Good habits start early in life, so even before your child starts school, establish good routines, such as reading before bedtime and going to bed on time
  • If your child is off school, you must let the school know why and tell them when they can expect your child back
  • Make all appointments for the doctor, dentist, optician etc after school hours or during the school holidays where possible
  • Take an active interest in your child’s school work and offer support with homework
  • Attend parent’s evenings to discuss your child’s progress
  • Make sure your child understands the benefits of regular attendance at school
  • Do not let your child stay off school for a minor ailment
  • Take all holidays during the school holiday periods


Yearly School Attendance Result (%)

1st Sept 2016 to 31st July 2017   95.8%
1st Sept 2017 to 31st July 2018 95.7%
1st Sept 2018 to 31st July 2019 95.1%
1st Sept 2019 to 31st July 2020 93.5%
1st Sept 2020 to 31st July 2021 94.4%
1st Sept 2021 to 31st July 2022 91.7%