Research shows that pupils who attend school regularly achieve higher grades than those who do not.
Attending school every day = 100% attendance
Attending 4 ½ days a week = 90% attendance = 4 weeks missed per year
Attending 4 days a week = 80% attendance = more than half a term missed per year
Attending 3 ½ days each week = 70% attendance = more than a quarter of the school year missed.
An average attendance of 80% or less across a your school career adds up to missing a whole 2 years from school.