At Sharples Primary School we truly believe that every day counts. Being in school is important to your child’s academic achievement, wellbeing, and wider development.  There is evidence to suggest that regular school attendance is a key mechanism to support children and young people’s educational, economic and social outcomes. School can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a contributes to better mental health and wellbeing.

What the percentages really mean

100% – 97%

These children are doing really well and we are very pleased with their attendance.

96% – 93%

This is good but below our school target and we would like to see an improvement.

92% – 90%

These children’s attendance is starting to make us worry and their attendance will be monitored and we would expect to see an improvement.

90% and below

This is called Persistent Absenteeism and may be stopping these children from being the best that they can be.

Parents or carers will be invited into school for a meeting with Mr Lloyd our Deputy Head Teacher where Early Help may be offered to support the family with improving children’s attendance.

Holidays during school time!

They really damage children’s attendance and Mrs Partington will not authorise any holidays in school time. Further details can be found on our school policy. 

Generally, the higher the percentage of sessions missed across the key stage at KS2 and KS4, the lower the level of attainment at the end of the key stage. 

  • Among pupils with no missed sessions over KS2, 83.9% achieved the expected standard compared to 40.2% of pupils who were persistently absent.

Pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in 2019 had an overall absence rate of 4.7% over the key stage, compared with 3.5% among pupils who achieved the expected standard and 2.7% among those who achieved the higher standard.