The law says that as a parent/carer you must make sure that your child receives a full-time education. This means that your child must attend every day unless there is a very good reason.
Please see the link at the bottom of the page for details of changes to school attendance law.
Evidence proves that the greater the attendance, the greater the achievement. Research suggests that 17 missed schooldays a year will result in losing a full grade at GCSE. It is vital that your child is in school each day.
- 90% attendance = ½ day missed every week
- 1 school year at 90% attendance = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed
- 90% attendance over 5 years of secondary school = ½ a school year missed