There has always been a strong link between good attendance and good academic outcomes. This combined with parental involvement can allow for huge impact on the progress and development for their children across all year groups.

The table below highlights the learning time lost when a student is absent. It’s interesting to note that 90% sounds positive in other situations, but in the context of students missing time it is seen as ‘persistent absence’ and is a serious matter, considering the impact on their academic outcomes.

Threshold
Attendance
Actual
Attendance
Whole Days
Absent
Learning Hours
Lost
100% 190 days 0 0
99% 189 days 2 10
98% 186 days 4 20
97% 184 days 6 30
96% 182.5 days 7.5 37.5
95% 180.5 days 9.5 47.5
94% 179 days 11 55
93% 177 days 13 65
92% 175 days 15 75
91% 173 days 17 85
90% 171 days 19 95
89% 169 days 21 105
88% 167 days 23 115
87% 165 days 25 125
86% 163 days 27 135
85% 161.5 days 28.5 142.5
84% 159.5 days 30.5 152.5
83% 158 days 32 160
82% 156 days 34 170
81% 154 days 36 180
80% 152 days 38 190