Monitoring our attendance

We take attendance very seriously at King Street Primary School.  All children have a right to an education. UNICEF Article 19 and we aim for everyone to be a HERO (Here Everyday Ready On time). children who miss school regularly find it hard to keep up with their peers and develop gaps in their knowledge and understanding  where they  have missed vital work. If your child begins to fall below the expected standard of 96% we will monitor their attendance carefully and you will be contacted for an attendance meeting where we feel it is affecting their education. We work closely with the Local Authority attendance services and a representative from these services may attend the meetings. 
For those children who are an attendance HERO we celebrate this success in weekly assembles, termly awards and yearly treats. 

Table of attendance figures

Percentage

Days Absence

Comment

Achievement

Above 97%

Less than 6 days absence per year

Excellent Attendance

These children will almost certainly achieve their full potential in school

95-96%

10 days absence per year

Missing 2 weeks of school every year

These children are likely to achieve but could still improve their attendance!

90% - 94%

19 days absence per year

Missing one month of school every year

These children will find it hard to achieve their best in school

85% - 89%

29 days absence per year

Missing six weeks of school every year

These children will find it very difficult to keep up with work in school and are unlikely to achieve their potential

80% - 84%

38 days absence per year

Missing a year of school over the time spent in primary education

These children will find it almost impossible to keep up with their work.

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E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net