St Gregory’s aims to encourage children, parents and carers to achieve the best possible levels of attendance in order to take full advantage of the learning experiences available to them. The school will offer an environment in which children feel welcomed and valued. Through the ethos of our school children will be aware that their presence in school is important and they will be missed if they are absent or late.
Good attendance at school is vital for pupils to achieve their full educational potential. Pupils with good attendance records benefit in the following ways:
· Continuity of learning which makes progress and retention easier
· Enhanced performance in SATs tests
· Continuity of relationships and friendships
· Good references for further education or employment
· Good habits are formed for later life
The DfE defines Persistent Absentees as school-age pupils missing more than 10% of sessions in a school year.
· Pupils who miss more than 50 per cent of school, only three per cent manage to achieve five A* to Cs including English and maths.
· Pupils who miss between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of school, only 35 per cent manage to achieve five A* to C GCSEs including English and maths.
· Pupils who miss less than five per cent of school, 73 per cent achieve five A* to Cs including English and maths.
For more information please see the School's Attendance Policy below.