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Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.


The government expects:

  • Schools and local authorities to:

    • Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;

    • Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled;


    • act early to address patterns of absence.

  • Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.

  • All pupils to be punctual to their lesson


Therefore, at Borrow Wood we have a duty to ensure that children attend school regularly.  We fully appreciate that all children are prone to bouts of illness during their time at school and that on occasions children's attendance will be affected.


Whole School attendance

2020 - 2021 = 96.84% (Our target was 97%)

2021 - 2022 = 93.8%

2022 - 2023 = 94.91%