Attendance

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

95%

9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons

90%

19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons

85%

29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons

80%

38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons

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

T. 0121 675 3319 E. enquiry@stwilfrd.bham.sch.uk