At Ysgol Acrefair:

‘Every Child Matters and Every Day Counts’

Attendance matters!

Our attendance target this year is:


Attendance policy

Did you know?

There is a strong correlation between good attendance and high achievement !



Best Chance of success Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity


At least 2 weeks of learning missed

(We will be monitoring your child’s attendance closely )


Your child may have to spend time catching up with work



At least 4 weeks of learning missed.

(We will not authorise holiday absence if your child is below 90% attendance and you will be referred to the ESW and Attendance officer)

Your child may be at risk of underachieving and may need extra support from you to catch up.


At least 5 and a half weeks of learning missed

( you are at risk of prosecution)

Your child’s poor attendance has a significant impact on learning
Below 80%



At least 7 and a half weeks of learning missed Your child is missing out on a broad and balanced education. You are at risk of prosecution

Together with our Attendance Officer and our Educational Welfare Officer, we monitor your child’s attendance carefully so that they can have the education they deserve.

Please help us to help you!

  • Make medical /dental appointments after school or in the holidays
  • Take family holidays in the school holidays
  • ALWAYS let us know if your child is absent
  • If your child is ill, phone the school before 9:30am on their FIRST day of absence

We can’t teach children if they are not here!

Please note- it is important that your child does not attend school if they are unwell. If they have sickness and/or diarrhoea they must not attend school for 48 after the last bought of sickness/diarrhoea. 

We understand there can be tricky times and so we offer our full support with any attendance issue-keeping us in the loop is the key! Please do not hesitate to contact us of there are ever any problems.

Late for School ?

When your child arrives late at school, they miss important events like registration, basic skills time, guided reading, instruction and introductions to new work.

Frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning lost and can seriously disadvantage your child.

So remember:

Attendance Matters!


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