Attendance & Punctuality

Stowupland High School is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all its students and recognises this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all. This is based on the belief that only by attending school regularly and punctually will young people be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.

High attainment depends on good attendance.

  • Having an attendance of 90% may sound acceptable but in reality it means one day off in every ten!
  • A rate of below 90% will give you only a 27% chance of achieving your target grade at GCSE – whatever your ability!
  • Research suggests that 17 days missed from school equates to drop in a full GCSE grade.

This is reflected in the recently updated guidance from the Department of Education which now deems a child with 90% attendance or below as a persistent absentee. We will now be working to these guidelines in close cooperation with the Educational Welfare Service. We will inform parents/carers when their child’s attendance has dropped below 95% so that we can help and support students to  improve their attendance. Any student below 90% will receive a further letter and the educational welfare officer will be informed.

An increase in just 1% can make the difference to a 5- 6% improvement in attainment. There is a link to our attendance policy below.  If, after reading the policy, you still have questions do please get in touch.

The School Day
From September 2015 the timings for the schoold day will be as follows:The School Council has been consulted, and agreed, to the timings for break and this will be reviewed at Christmas.
Timings for:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Registration 08:55  –  09:00
Period 1 09:00  –  10:15
Break 10:15  –  10:35
Period 2 10:35  –  11:50
Period 3 11:55  –  13:10
Lunch 13:10  –  14:00
Registration / Core 14:00  –  14:25
Period 4 14:25  –  15:40
Timings for:Wednesday
Registration 08:55  –  09:00
Period 1 09:00  –  10:10
Break 10:10  –  10:30
Period 2 10:30  –  11:40
Period 3 11:45  –  12:55
Lunch 12:55  –  13:30
Registration / Core 13:30  –  14:10
Wednesday PM Activities 14:10  –  15:40

PD02 Policy for Attendance 2014

Pyramid Absence Form