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Training Days 2016/17

Monday 5th September 2016
Friday 21st October 2016
Monday 20th February 2017 (joint Horsforth)
Friday 26th May 2017
Wednesday 26th July 2017


Holiday in term time
Please refer to our Attendance Policy.

IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
 
Children who attend school regularly:
  •  Achieve more
  • Make better progress, socially and academically
  • Find school routines and expectations easier to deal with
  • Enjoy learning
  • Find transitions easier 
The more time a child misses from school, the more learning time is lost and the more difficult it can be for them to catch up.  

We know that:
  • A child who arrives 10 minutes late each day loses 32½ hours learning time over a school year.
  • ½ a day’s absence per week is equal to almost 4 weeks of missed lessons during the school year.
  •  Not all absences are for genuine illness. Some children are taken shopping, visit relatives or celebrate birthdays. THESE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE REASONS FOR ABSENCE.
  • Staying away from school can lead some children into truancy.
Attendance / Absence Table (information supplied by Children’s Services)
 
Attendance % Absence per week/ fortnight Absence per year Absence over 5 years
95% ½ day a fortnight 2 weeks ¼ year
90% ½ day a week 4 weeks ½ year
85% 1½ days a fortnight 6 weeks ¾ year
80% 1 day a week 8 weeks 1 year
75% 2½ days a fortnight 10 weeks 1¼ years
70% 1½ days a week 12 weeks 1½ years
65% 3½ days a fortnight 14 weeks 1¾ years
60% 2 days a week 16 weeks 2 years
 
Class Assembly List 2016/17