Sir Harry Smith Community College understands the value of regular attendance to school and its impact on a child's learning.
The attendance target for the College is 95%.
Attendance & Attainment
This page is here to help parents undersatnd the importance of attending school and to understand the effects that non-attendance has on attainment.
Why Does Attendance Have a High Profile?
There are 7.7 million days lost each year through non attendance at schools.
10% of persistant truants achieved 5 A*-C GCSE's compared with 38% of occasional truants and 58% of non truants.
21% of persistent truants had no qualifications as opposed to 3% of non truants.
'A student in Year 8. His attendance is
always around 90%, he thinks this is pretty good.
A 90% attendance means that this student is absent from lessons for the equivalent of half a day every week
In Year 7 the student missed the equivalent of four whole weeks
If the student continued this pattern then over five years he will miss the equivalent of half a school year
....What's Yours ?
% Attendance Weekly
|% Attendance Termly / Yearly|
|90% = 1/2 Day||90% = 1 Week 2 Days / 4 Weeks|
|80% = 1 Day||80% = 2 Weeks 4 Days / 8 Weeks|
|70% = 1 1/2 Days||70% = 4 Weeks 1 Day / 12 Weeks|
|60% = 2 Days||60% = 5 Weeks 3 Days / 16 Weeks|
|50% = 2 1/2 Days||50% = 7 Weeks / 20 Weeks|
|40% = 3 Days||40% = 8 Weeks 2 Days / 24 Weeks|
|30% = 3 1/2 Days||30% = 9 Weeks 1 Day / 28 Weeks|
If your son/daughter were to have a 90% attendance rate in each school year, by the time they reach Year 11, it would mean they have been absent for 20 weeks or 1 1/2 terms.
Students leaving scool with five A grades at GCSE, will earn £350,000 more, over their lifetime, than those leaving with five C's.
- More learning opportunities
- More qualifications
- More choice
Every Lesson Counts!