Attendance at Claregate
Attendance is key here at Claregate Primary School to academic success as well as developing and maintaining friendships. We expect parents to help their children to achieve at least 96% attendance and be in school on time (between 8.35am and 8.45am).
Why is regular attendance important?
Because every second counts.
90% attendance may sound good. However, this is the equivalent of missing a half-day of schooling EACH WEEK.
If this continues over every five years a child spends at school, a child with 90% attendance will miss HALF A YEAR’S schooling.
A child with 80% attendance will lose A FULL YEAR of schooling over the same period.
Why should they be on time?
Arriving 5 minutes late every day adds up to over 3 days lost each year.
Arriving 15 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 2 weeks a year.
Arriving 30 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 19 days a year.
Attendance for the week beginning: 27/11/23