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Attendance and Punctuality

We expect all children to achieve a minimum of 96% attendance. We expect this because it is well known that missing school leads to children developing gaps in their learning. Being absent for just one lesson begins the formation of these 'gaps', missing information that children find almost impossible to catch up on and later becomes a barrier to their progression.


Sheffield City Council has a new attendance charter. Scroll down the page to see lots more information about what this is.

Cllr Jayne Dunn talks about why school attendance mattters in Sheffield