Holy Souls Catholic Primary School is working in partnership with parents and the Local Authority and CSAWs Central School Attendance and Welfare Service to improve school attendance.

We would like to congratulate the many parents who make sure their children attend school regularly.

Absence disrupts the education of the individual pupil and the whole class. Are you aware those children who do not attend regularly:

  • Do not achieve well in exams;
  • Find it difficult to maintain friendships;
  • Are more likely to have gaps in their learning.

Lost Learning Due to Poor Attendance

The chart below identifies the possible amount of lost learning due to poor attendance:

Attendance during the school year Equals this number of days absent Which is approx this many weeks absent Which means this number of lessons missed
95% 9 days 2 weeks 50 lessons
90% 19 days 4 weeks 100 lessons
85% 29 days 6 weeks 150 lessons
80% 38 days 8 weeks 200 lessons

Mr Mills is our Attendance Officer and Mrs Kielstra is our Attendance Champion.

Please see our Attendance Policy and weekly newsletter for further information.