Why does attendance matter?

Parents have a legal responsibility to get their children to school punctually on a regular basis.
As a school, we are legally required to record the attendance of every child on roll every day and to show who is absent or late.
Figures for attendance and for authorised absence and unauthorised absence have to be sent to Wirral Borough Council (Local Authority) and the Department for Education (UK Government) every day.  

There are so many reasons and benefits to children when they attend school on a regular basis: 

- To learn and to make progress.  Absence has a direct impact on progress 

- To develop themselves as learners and as people

- To make new friends and sustain friendships

- To learn key life skills e.g. to read, to calculate, to use technology, to play a variety of sports (the list is endless) 

- To experience new cultures, new ways of thinking

- To achieve academically