Attendance at Willow Green Academy

Willow Green Academy is committed to providing a quality education for all pupils. We believe that pupils can only benefit from the education in our academy through regular school attendance. We will, therefore, strive to achieve the maximum possible attendance for all pupils and we will make sure that any problems are identified and resolved quickly.

It is the policy of our school to celebrate achievement. Attendance is a critical factor to a productive and successful school career. Our school will actively promote and encourage 100% attendance for all pupils. Our school will give a high priority to conveying to parents and pupils the importance of regular and punctual attendance. We recognise that parents have a vital role to play and that there is a need to establish strong home-school links and communication systems that can be utilised whenever there is concern about attendance.

Did you know that:

  • The Department for Education requires that children must attend school for 190 full days (380 half sessions) during any school year. 
  • Government attendance policy is to not authorise holidays during term time. In addition, from September 2015 the Government introduced a new attendance measure. 

Pupils with less than 90% will be classed as Persistent Absence Pupils.

(90% attendance means your child has had 20 days absent from school!)

  • The Government (Department for Education & Ofsted) expect schools to take action where a pupil’s attendance falls below this standard.

Keeping track of your child’s attendance

To help you keep track of your child’s attendance, at the end of each term we send your child’s attendance card home. This allows you to compare this to the Government standard.

Here is our guide to interpreting the numbers! 

Pupil   Attendance
Below   90%Persistent Absence
90%   – 96%Poor Attendance
96.5%   – 97%Average  Attendance
97%   – 99.5%Good Attendance
100%Excellent  Attendance

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