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.
Being late for school also means you have less time for learning...
If you are 5 minutes late every day you will miss three days of learning each year.
If you are 15 minutes late every day you will miss is 2 weeks of learning each year.
Any time missed at school can reduce your chances of getting good GCSE results.
The more you miss the more difficult it will be to catch up and improve your grades. So try to come to school every day and on time.
Missing school can also:
- mean that you fall behind in your work,
- affect your enjoyment of learning ,
- mean that you don’t feel motivated to work,
- affect your confidence in school,
- mean that you miss out on things going on in school,
- affect your ability to have or keep friendships.