Broadwindsor School is committed to ensuring our pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. Good school attendance is key to achieving this aim. We work hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment for your child and will monitor attendance closely.  

Good school attendance improves your child’s chances of success in life. There is clear evidence of the link between good attendance at school and high levels of achievement. Children with no absence at Key Stage 4 are almost 2 times more likely to achieve 5 or more GCSEs than children who missed 10-15 percent of lessons. If your child has an attendance level of only 90%, they will have missed one day a fortnight in school. Over a school year this will represent four weeks of absence.  

What does the attendance percentage really mean?      
(over a full academic year) 
AttendanceDays Lost
100 %0 days
97%1 week
94%2 weeks
90%4 weeks
85%6 weeks
80%8 weeks

Help us with our Attendance Challenge – May 2022 

 Covid has obviously really affected the ability for our children to attend in the Autumn and Spring term and has contributed to our overall whole school attendance figures. However with the requirement now not to isolate and to treat Covid more like any other respiratory illness the school is required to re-focus on attendance.

We are asking for your support after the half-term holiday to try to have your child at school every day for the following 4 weeks. We will send to each parent their child’s current attendance and then compare at the end of the four weeks. Hopefully seeing it go up.

Obviously, we recognise your child might be unwell in those four weeks and can’t attend school. Please do talk to the school staff team for advice if you are unsure whether you should keep your child at home. Look out for regular emails about our attendance challenge via email or on the school website over the next four weeks.

Thank you for your support.

Weekly challenge results:

Overall whole school attendance for week 1 (6.6.22 – 10.6.22) = 96.6%
Overall whole school attendance for week 2 (13.6.22 – 17.6.22) = 93.4%
Overall whole school attendance for week 3 (20.6.22 – 24.6.22) – 97.3%

Mary Anning class Yr RWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4
Authorised absence1.7%10.7%1.3%
Unauthorised absence6.7%0%0.7%
Late marks102
Thomas Hardy class Yr 1/2Wk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4
Authorised absence01%1.7%
Unauthorised absence0.4%3.7%0
Late marks042
Well done Thomas Hardy class – you have the best attendance for week 1 (6.6.22 – 10.6.22)! And for week 2 but the percentage has fallen – look to improve for week 3! Well done Thomas Hardy class – you have improved from last week and have the best attendance for week 3
William Barnes class Yr 3/4Wk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4
Authorised absence1.8%3.6%2.1%
Unauthorised absence4.9%8.6%1.4%
Late marks112
Jane Austen class Yr 5/6Wk 1Wk 2 Wk 3Wk 4
Authorised absence1.2%01.3%
Unauthorised absence0.4%7.4%5.2%
Late marks136


Further information about the school’s approach to attendance can be found in the Attendance Policy on this page and on our Policies page

Attendance Policy 2021

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