6th September 2019

6th September, 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

St Wilfrid’s Primary School is working in partnership with parents and the Local Authority to improve school attendance.   We would like to congratulate the many parents who make sure their children attend school regularly.  

Absence disrupts the education of the individual pupil and the whole class. Are you aware that children who do not attend regularly

  •      do not achieve well in exams?
  •      find it difficult to maintain friendships?
  •      are more likely to become involved in crime?
  •      miss out on opportunities in further education and the world of work?

Attendance during one school year

equals this number of days absent

which is approximately this many weeks absent

which means this number of lessons missed


9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons


29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons


38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons

Please read the following letter carefully to help us enable every child to reach their full potential.