By Law, all children of compulsory school age (5 to 16) must receive a suitable fulltime education. For most parents, this means registering their children at a school – though some choose to make other arrangements to provide a suitable, fulltime education.
Once your child is registered at a school, you are legally responsible for making sure they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk being prosecuted.
|Your Child’s Attendance||Guidance|
|100%||Outstanding. Full Attendance.|
|Excellent – 95-99%||Optimum chance to achieve well. Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity.|
|Good – 90-94%||Good, but room for improvement|
|85-89%||Cause for concern. Your child is at risk of underachieving.|
|Unsatisfactory – 80-84%||Cause for concern. Your child may need extra support from you to catch up with work.|
|Below 80%||Your child may be missing out on a broad and balanced education.|
For every day that your child is absent they will miss out on 5 hours of valuable learning time!