Attendance at school is vitaly important to children. 

One day off school can impact on the progress of a child in the context of a week's learning

The information below shows how attendance can affect your child's future progression.


Above 97%: Less than 6 days absence a year - Less than 30 Hours of Learning Lost

Excellent attendance!  These young people will almost certainly get the best levels/grades they can, leading to better prospects for the future.  Pupils will also get into a habit of attending school which will help in the future.

95%: 10 days absence a year - 50 Hours of Learning Lost

These pupils are less likely to achieve their target levels/grades and will start to find it difficult to maintain a habit of attending school regularly. Pupils who take a 2-week holiday every year can only achieve 95% attendance.

90%: 19 days absence a year - 95 Hours of Learning Lost

The Government classes pupils in this group as "Persistent Absentees", and it will be almost impossible to keep up with work and achieve their target levels/grades.  Parents of young people in this group could also face the possibility of legal action being taken by Dudley Council, including the issuing of Penalty Notices and Fines.


Attendance at school is vitaly important for pupils, education, social and emotional well-being.

Holidays should not be taken during term time and will not be authorised by the Headteacher or the Attendance officer.

Any absences must be requested via the school office. Please note any unathorised absences may result in the absence being reported to the EIS and a fine being issued.