Attendance

Three Peaks Primary Academy – Attendance RecordPercentage
Previous Week’s Attendance95%
Whole School Attendance Academic Year to Date95.3%

The importance of regular school attendance

Regular attendance at school is vital to help children achieve and get the best possible start in life.

Children who frequently miss school often fall behind. There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results. For example, only 12% of pupils with below 80% school attendance achieve five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths, compared to 68% for pupils with attendance greater than 95%.

Children with good attendance,  96% – 100%,  are more likely to :

  • have good, long-lasting friendships;
  • keep up with their work;
  • understand lessons better;
  • achieve better results.

Children with unsatisfactory attendance, under 95%, are more likely to:

  • find it difficult to maintain friendships;
  • find it difficult to understand lessons;
  • not to achieve the expected standard.

One days absence every two weeks would result in an attendance rate of 90% across the school year.  

17 days missed in a school year would result in an absence rate of 91% and 34 days would result in an absence rate of 82.1% 

Holidays

No holidays will be authorised during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  These must be discussed in advance of the request with the Headteacher (Mr Penn-Bourton)  and the Pastoral Support Manager (Mrs Blaby)

A 2 week holiday means that the highest attendance rate they can achieve is 94.1%  which is lower that the target rate of 95%+.  

Punctuality 

It is vital that children arrive at school on time.  We open our doors at 8:45am and close them at 9:00am.  We start Early Work at 8:45am, which allows teachers extra time to work 1:1 and in small groups with children on specific areas of need or areas for development.

Children who are late to school, often :

  • miss introductions to work, news and specific information about things happening in school;
  • distract other learners;
  • take up more of the teacher’s teaching time.

Children who are 15mins late for school everyday miss the equivalent of 9 whole school days , 18 learning sessions.  

Impact of Arriving Late 

Minutes late Equivalent days lost
5 minutes a day3 days
10 minutes a day6 days
15 minutes a day9 days
20 minutes a day12 days
30 minutes a day18 days
60 minutes a day36 days

Your responsibilities as a parent

All children aged between 5 and 16 are required by law to receive an education, and it is the duty of parents and carers to ensure that they are supported to do so.

Children sometimes have to miss school because of illness or if they have long term medical issues. If this is the case, parents should contact school the same day to let them know the reason that their child is not in school.

The school attendance policy