Bedonwell Junior

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Attendance

Authorised and Unauthorised Absence of Pupils of Compulsory School age - 2018-19

EYFS/KS1

Number of pupils of compulsory school age          245
Sessions missed due to authorised absence  2.7%
Sessions missed due to unauthorised absence  1.1%

KS2

Number of pupils of compulsory school age TBC%
Sessions missed due to authorised absence TBC%
Sessions missed due to unauthorised absence  TBC%

Attendance Aims

To improve attendance to 96.5% by 2020.

The Facts

  • Pupils whose attendance is below 95% are, on average 6 months behind pupils whose attendance is above 95%.
  • Pupils whose attendance is below 90% are, on average 1 year behind pupils whose attendance is above 95%.

If all children were in school 95%-100% of the time, this would have a significant impact on our children’s achievements and their life chances.

‘The Education (Pupil’s Attendance Records) Regulations 1991’

These regulations state two types of absence, Authorised and Unauthorised, which are defined as follows:

Authorised

Unauthorised absence