Why is coming to school every day important?

At Heathcoat primary School we understand the importance of children being in school on time every day and encourage all children and parents to aim for excellent attendance.

Whilst scoring 90% in a test would be considered a great result, when it comes to attendance, 90% is equal to at least 19 days (almost 4 weeks) of missed school in a year. A child whose attendance is at 90% or below is considered to be ‘persistently absent’.

We asked a selection of children across the school if they thought being in school on time every day was important. 100% of the children that we asked said YES.

Here are some things children said when we asked them “Why is coming to school on time every day important?”