School : 94.4%
National : 93.8%
At St John Fisher there are so many reasons to come to school...
Good attendance is central to raising standards in education. Ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated - pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school. The government expects schools and local authorities to:
· promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence
· ensure every pupil has access to full-time education, to which they are entitled
· act early to address patterns of absence
· ensure all pupils are punctual to their lessons.
Please note we and UKHSA are still requesting that children stay home if they are unwell and or have fever given the current health crisis.
The report below is aimed at school leaders, however, parents may find it useful to read Ofsted's view of attendance.