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Regular Attendance and punctuality to The Kingfisher School and to lesson is essential for all our students to make good progress, achieve their academic potential and consequently have better chances in life. Attendance is a key performance indicator within the school. Every pupil at The Kingfisher School, in line with the Governments’ expectations, is expected to maintain a minimum attendance level of 96%. It is the responsibility of everyone in the School community to ensure they achieve this. The School monitors the attendance and punctuality of the pupils constantly and reviews it weekly.
Each year there are 195 days for all pupils to attend the School on time which leaves 180 days for holidays, shopping, birthday treats and non-urgent medical and dental appointments which should never fall within learning time.
The School’s attendance target is 96%.
Attendance over one school year if a pupil has:
98% attendance= fewer than 4 days absent from school
95% attendance – fewer than 10 days absent from school
90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from school
85% attendance = 5.5 weeks absent from school
80% attendance = 7.5 weeks absent from school
Attendance throughout Primary School over 6 years (Years R-6) if a student had:
85-90% attendance = having 7 months off school!
80% attendance = having almost 45 weeks off school = one whole school year and half a term missed!