At Ysgol Acrefair:

‘Every Child Matters and Every Day Counts’

Attendance matters!

Our attendance target this year is:




It is our duty at Ysgol Acrefair to monitor the attendance of all pupils. Our aim is to provide the best education possible for our pupils and it is through excellent attendance that they will have many exciting opportunities to succeed further.


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!

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.

Minutes late per day Equates to days of teaching lost in one year Which means this number of lessons missed
5 minutes 3.5 days 17 lessons
10 minutes 7 days 35 lessons
15 minutes 10.5 days 52 lessons
20 minutes 14 days 70 lessons
30 minutes 21 days 104 lessons

So remember:

Attendance Matters!



holiday request form 2017

lateness poster

Attendance leaflet