At Edenthorpe Hall, attendance is a priority. Attendance has been found to be directly linked to attainment. There is a clear link between poor attendance and lower academic achievement. As well as this, pupils with persistent absence are less likely to stay in education after the age of 16. At Edenthorpe Hall, we deem good attendance to be 97% or more.
- Pupils should aim for 100% attendance
- 90% attendance means a pupil is missing the equivalent of ½ day of education every week.
- Pupils with 90% and below are classified as Persistent Absentees
- A pupil with 80% attendance all the way through secondary school (5 academic years) is the equivalent of missing a whole year of education.
By law, parents have a duty to educate their children by ensuring regular attendance at school. Therefore, if your child is absent, school should be contacted by telephone (01302 882381) no later than 8:45am on the first morning of any absence.
If children have a record of poor attendance/punctuality or if school is not informed, the Education Welfare Officer may need to be contacted and warning letters may be sent out. To encourage good attendance, children are rewarded in a variety of ways including certificates and class Dojos. Attendance figures are also featured in our newsletters.