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In 2014, the Academy achieved it’s highest attendance figure to date, putting it squarely in line with the national average. In four years, we have moved the combined attendance of our predecessor schools from 89.1% to 94.3% – an excellent improvement by anyone’s standards.
The reason why we put such a high premium on good attendance is, of course, simple. If you’re not in school, you cannot succeed, aspire or learn.
Good Attendance = High Achievement at School
Many Parents and students think that an attendance of 90% is acceptable.
So what does 90% attendance look like?
Students with 90% attendance are absent on average
one half day every week!
(4 lessons for morning sessions)
90% attendance means that a pupil has missed the equivalent of four whole weeks of lessons in the school year.
If a student’s attendance is 90% continually throughout their time at school, over 5 year they will miss about one half of a school year!
Research suggests that 17 days missed from school equals FULL GCSE grade.
Ways to achieve good attendance
Email Karen.Black@winsfordacademy.org.uk for further information