Why is regular school attendance so important for my child?
Regular attendance at school means that your child can make the most of their education, improving their chances in adult life.
School can also help your child’s social skills such as making and developing friendships. A regular and punctual attendance pattern will help your child when they enter the world of work.
The link between attendance and attainment in school is clear. The more a pupil is in the school the more they increase their opportunity to fulfil their potential.
In particular, we need to stress how important it is that you don’t take holidays in term time as it disrupts your child's learning.
Does your child have high attendance levels? Attendance also includes late arrivals or early departures. These all have a significant effect on your child's learning.
The Downs attendance summary for 2016 -2017
Term 1 - 96.6%
Term 2 - 95.2%
Term 3 - 95.3%
Term 4 - 95.4%
The Downs attendance summary for 2015 - 2016
Term 1 - 96.8%
Term 1-2 - 96.8%
Term 1-3 - 96.2%
Term 1-4 - 96.4%
Term 1-5 - 96.3%
Term 6 - 96.3%
Whole Year 2015-2016 = 96.3%