Friday 30 September 2011

You’ll know that as a school, we monitor attendance closely.  Last year, we met our attendance targets, which is great news.

The attendance record for your child’s class – last year’s Y4 class – was broadly the same as Leeds overall, but there were two areas we’d like to improve this year:

  1. the class’s attendance was lower than other schools of a similar nature,
  2. the amount of unauthorised absence was significantly higher than similar schools, and even higher than Leeds overall – sadly, this was caused by a few individuals taking term-time holidays.

Please keep an eye on your child’s attendance.  Research shows that too many absences affect not only learning but a child’s social and emotional aspects of learning.