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We expect all children to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. Regular school attendance is essential if a child is to make the most of the educational opportunity available to them.


St Stephen’s Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to monitor and promote the regular attendance and punctuality of all its pupils. We acknowledge that irregular attendance and punctuality: -

  • seriously disrupts continuity of learning

  • undermines educational progress

  • can lead to underachievement and low attainment

  • impedes the child’s ability to develop friendship groups within the school.


What does my child’s school attendance mean?

100% – Excellent

96 to 99.9% – Good
93 to 95.99% – Room for improvement

90.01% to 92.99% –Danger Zone
90% and below – Persistent absence/Potential legal action