The information below is taken from the DCSF National Strategy and demonstrates the possible impact of attendance upon attainment.
Attendance levels can sometimes be regardsed in the same way as examination results. In an examination 80% would be a very positive result. In attendance terms that would mean that you missed 40 days of education, just over 1 day per week. Therefore if your attendance remains at 80% for the whole of your secondary education you will miss more than a full year of education.
95%+ = Excellent chance of 5 A*-C Grades
92.5% to 94.9% = Fair chance of 5 A*-C Grades
91.5% = Possible chance of 5 A*-C Grades
90% = Less than 50% chance of 5 A*-C Grades
88% = Less than 35% chance of 5 A*-C Grades
Less than 88% = Less than 30% chance of 5 A*-C Grades
|Attendance Rate||By End of School Year|