Attendance / Presenoldeb

Our whole school attendance target is currently 95%.

Table of how we monitor attendance at school

100% Attendance 0 days of learning missed Best chance of success
95% Attendance 2 weeks of learning missed Poor attendance will impact on learning
90% Attendance 4 weeks of learning missed
85% Attendance 5 1/2 weeks of learning missed Very poor attendance, You are at risk of prosecution
80% Attendance At least 7 1/2 weeks of learning missed


Lateness Adds Up!

Being late by 15 minutes every day, will add up to TWO WEEKS of school being missed each year.


Education Welfare Officer (EWO)

Good attendance is intrinsic to achieving the best outcomes possible for individual learners. We have an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) whose role is to provide help and support to families where regular school attendance is an issue. The EWO is supported by the school office staff who make ‘first day response’ calls/texts to parents of absent pupils. Our school EWO is Mrs Helen Gibbon.

Penalty Notices

Welsh Government has instructed all Local Authorities to implement Penalty Notices under the Education (Penalty Notice) (Wales) Regulations 2013. The Local Authority believes that any absence from school, for whatever reason, is detrimental to a child’s long term life opportunities, so should be avoided if at all possible. A Penalty Notice is an alternative to prosecution with the aim of seeking to secure an improvement in the child’s attendance at school.

Neath and Port Talbot CBC flyer on penalty notices