Good attendance is linked to both pupils' happiness and their academic achievements in school. At Our Lady and St Bede, we want all our pupils to attend school every day so that they give themselves the best chance of being successful.
Research has shown that those pupils with 100% attendance are more likely to secure the best grades at GCSE.
Those with no absence are 1.5 times more likely to achieve 5 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 or equivalent and are almost three times more likely to achieve 5 or more GCSEs at 9-4 or equivalent including English and Mathematics than pupils missing 15-20% of lessons.
We want all of our pupils to aim for 100% attendance and to take every opportunity to be successful and prepare for the road ahead.