As a school, we aim that students’ attendance is at least 94% across the year. To put this in concrete terms,
the following table shows the number of school days per year missed at different percentages of
|Percentage attendance||Days Lost in a Year||Hours of Learning Lost|
|97%||6 days||30 hours|
|95%||9 days (almost 2 school weeks)||45 hours|
|93%||13 days||65 hours|
|90% (Threshold for Persistent Absenteeism)||19 days (nearly 4 school weeks)||95 hours|
|85%||28.5 days (just under typical half term)||142.5 hours|
|80%||38 days (over half a term)||190 hours|
Multiply this by 5 to reflect the 5 years of secondary education and students with 95% attendance or lower
across their time at the school will have missed at least 45 days (225 hours) of learning time!
A student with 80% attendance will have missed the equivalent of a whole year.
We would therefore ask that you try to ensure that your son/daughter achieves the best possible
attendance this year. The Winter and Spring Terms are traditionally period of seasonal illness and, whilst
we want to stress that students should not attend school if they are genuinely unfit for learning, we would
ask that this is kept to the minimum required for them to recover.
If your child is ill and unable to make it to school please call Reception on 01784 464416
stating clearly their name and a specific reason for their absence i.e. if
they are ill please state the specific illness.
Complete the online Parent's Contact Form providing the information above. - Click Here for the Parent's Contact Form
To view our school Attendance Policy - CLICK HERE
To access Surrey County Council Advice for Parents - CLICK HERE