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?”