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

ATTENDANCE DATA: AUTUMN 2022 (up to 28/11/22)

We were awarded a certificate from the Family Fisher Trust (FFT) who analyse school absence data for our KS2 pupils being in the top 10% of schools nationally and top 25% of statistically similar schools nationally for our good attendance. Well done to the families of Jane Austen and William Barnes – fabulous effort!

Whole School 96.12%
Mary Anning (Rec)95.09%
Thomas Hardy (Y1/2)95.49%
William Barnes (Y3/4)96.19%
Jane Austen (Y5/6)97.13%
Whole School (2021/22)93.6%

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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