Excellent attendance is essential for the exceptional educational and social development of all
children and young people. It is well recognised that good, consistent attendance at school is
crucial to a student’s future prospects. Too many absences can result in insufficient coverage
of the National Curriculum and students failing to achieve the expected grade. Missing
school damages students attainment levels, disrupts school routines, effects the learning of
others and can leave young people vulnerable to anti-social behaviour and crime.