Bliss Charity


Please call the office on every day of absence - 01327 340758 (option 1) leave your child's name, class and a short reason for absence.

We monitor attendance very closely and follow the guidelines from the Department for Education and Employment.  Only the following can be considered as ‘authorised’ absence: illness, medical and dental appointments, family bereavements, days of religious observance. Only the Headteacher can decide when an absence is authorised.


Attendance Data for 2015/16

Unauthorised AbsenceAuthorised Absence
1.3 % 2.7 %


Attendance Data for 2014/15

Unauthorised AbsenceAuthorised Absence
1.2 % 2.5 %


Attendance Data for 2013/14

Unauthorised AbsenceAuthorised Absence
1.3 % 1.6 %


 What a percentage means



Fewer than 6 days absence in an academic year

Very good attendance. Pupils with this level of attendance have the best chances of achieving the grades of which they are capable and this leads to the best prospects for work, college or university.


Fewer than 10 days absence in a year

Pupils are likely to achieve their target grades and have good opportunities for work, college and university; but will need to invest time in catching up any work missed.


19 days absent from school

Pupils with this level of attendance are missing a month of school per year and this is likely to have a detrimental effect on their achievement; it will be difficult for them to achieve of their best.


29 days absent from school – DFE classify this level as persistently absent

These pupils are missing six weeks of their education and will find it extremely difficult to keep up and achieve of their best.


Pupils with this level of attendance are missing a year of school over every five years that they attend school.

It will be almost impossible to keep up with their work and these pupils are at risk of serious underachievement. Parents of pupils with this level of attendance could be issued with a penalty notice



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