Attend to Achieve

Attend to Achieve

Raise Your Child’s Attendance – Raise Their Chances
Most parents want their children to succeed – a good education is vital in securing opportunities in adulthood. If a school can improve attendance by 1%, they will see a 5-6% improvement in attainment (Department for Education).

Please help us and your child by ensuring their attendance remains above 95%, allowing them to achieve their potential.

Does 90% attendance sound good?
Maybe, but that missing 10% actually means half a day missed every week. No employer would be happy with that! The Department for Education research suggests that 17 missed school days a year can mean a whole GCSE grade DROP in achievement.  The greater the attendance the greater the achievement. That’s a fact!

We need to know
Whenever a child is absent from school the parent should on the first day of absence contact the school with an explanation by telephone, schoolcomms or via email  We need to know as soon as possible.

Report pupils absence

Occasional Absence – occasional school absence can rapidly build up. Try to stay strict on even infrequent absence, and show your child that attending school is a priority. You Are Not Alone – talk to us, we may be able to help support you and your child. Please click here to view our full Attendance Policy.

















Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

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Headteacher Iain Thomas

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510