Whole School Attendance w/e 21 May 2021


The BFGs99.37%Esio Trots93.88%  Fantastic Mr Foxes  96.77%
Prisoner of Azkaban97.50%Order of the Phoenix87.96% Chamber of Secrets98.89%
Poppy Warriors96.99%Dawn Demons96.67%Moonwailers96.77%
Skelligs94.19%Erens91.43%Gabriel's Clock97.48%


97% and above is the expected target at Pheasant Bank Academy

90% and below is classed as a persistent absentee.

19 days absent = 90% attendance.  This equals 95 hours of learning lost. 

What are my responsibilities regarding my child's attendance?

As a parent/carer it is your responsibility to ensure that a child of compulsory school age attends school both regularly and punctually.  The local authority has a duty to ensure that all parents/carers fulfil this responsibility. 

Why is it important for my child to attend school regularly?

Regular school attendance and good puncutality means your child can make the most of their education and this will improve their choices in adult life.  It will also help them when they enter the world of work.

School helps children and young people with their social skills, making and maintaining friendships, building confidence and self esteem. 

If your child does not attend school regularly it could affect their attainment grades in exams, tests and assignments becasue of missed work. 

How can I help my child attend school regularly?

Always talk to your child about school

Take a positive interest in your child's work including homework

Keep in touch with school staff via planners/homework diaries or speaking with their teachers

Always contact your child's school on every day of absence

Attend parent's evening and other school events 

Can I get help if my child is not attending school regularly?

You should always contact the school first to discuss your concerns.  They should be able to offer support and advice.  If school staff are unable to resolve the issues they may suggest you contact the Attendance & Pupil Welfare Service for advice and guidance. 

What will happen if my child does not attend school regularly?

The school should contact you if they are concerned about your child's attendance.

A referral could be made to the Attendance & Pupil Welfare Service.

A range of measures will be used to enforce attendance legislation where parents do not fulfil their duty to ensure their children attend school regularly.  These include:

  • entry into the Local Authority Enforcement Procedure which may lead to a prosecution in the Magistrates Court and each parent may receive a Parenting Order, a Community Punishment or a fine up to £2500
  • each parent can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for Unauthorised Absence, Non Cooperation with an Education Welfare Officer or for taking an Unauthorised holiday in term time.

Remember school gives your child a wide range of opportunities and experiences both academic and social allowing them to develop their interests and achieve their full potential. 

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