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Attendance Expectations

Woodhey High School’s individual target for attendance is 100%. Government minimum expectations for attendance is 95%.


The school expects all our pupils to attend all day every day, achieving 100% attendance. Should your child’s attendance drop to 95% attendance in ONE SCHOOL YEAR ALONE your child will miss 9 school days and at least 45 hours’ worth of lessons.


Recent research shows there is a positive correlation between attendance and achievement so 95% equates to dropping at least half a GCSE grade. 90% attendance equates to 19 days lost, at least 95 hours’ worth of lessons and a drop by at least one whole GCSE grade.


If your child has medical appointments try to book them outside of school hours, or if this is not feasible, as near to the end of the school day as possible. This will reduce the hours of lessons missed and will allow your child to obtain their attendance marks in morning and afternoon registration.

 

Attendance % for a yearDays absentHours of lessons missed
95%945
90%1995
85%29145
80%38190
75%48240
70%57285
65%67335

 

Woodhey High School,
Bolton Road West,
Ramsbottom, Bury,
BL0 9QZ