Attendance: Why it matters

At Copperfield Academy we recognise that learning is a life long journey. Our creative and nurturing environment supports all pupils through their journey, aspiring each individual in becoming confident, successful independent learners. We aim for all pupils to actively engage in learning experience which inspires, motivates and challenges them. We are an inclusive school where the cultural diversity that exist amongst us is celebrated and aids our deeper understanding of the world we live in. We have high expectations of all of our pupils and work in close partnership with all members of the school community to build successful, resilient, responsible citizens for the future. As a school, we aim to always lead and let others follow.

 Absence from School

Children are required to attend school for 190 days each year. The Government’s target for attendance for primary school pupils is at least 95%. How does your child’s attendance compare with this target? The table below indicates how just a few days absence can result in children missing a significant number of lessons. It has been proven that children who miss a lot of school achieve less.

Effects of Non-Attendance:

Late Arrival at School

When a child arrives late at school, they miss important events like assembly, teacher instructions and introductions. Children also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.

The table below indicates how frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning being lost. This can seriously disadvantage children and disrupt the learning of others. Please help children in your care to be punctual.

Effects of Late Arrival at School: