School attendance is an important part of giving your child the best possible start in life. Children who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work and do less well in exams.
Research suggests that children who attend school regularly could also be at less risk of getting involved in antisocial behaviour or crime. Below is a table showing how your child’s percentage attendance equates to the amount of school time missed. 10 days off school reduces attendance below the school and government target of 96%