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Persistent Absence

What is persistent absence?

 

If your child takes too much time off school, they will become categorised as PA or persistently absent.

 

Attendance below 90% = persistent absence.

 

Missing school will make your child fall behind in lessons and will impact their academic progress and achievement.

 

This table shows how many days missed each halfterm will make your child a PA student:

 

Term 1         

3 ½ days (7 sessions) off school from September until October half-term holiday will make your child a PA student.

Term 1 & 2      

7 days (14 sessions) off school from September until the Christmas holiday will make your child a PA student.

Term 1 - 3

10 days (20 sessions) of absence from September until February half-term will make your child a PA student.

Term 1 - 4

12 ½ days (25 sessions) of absence from September until the Easter holidays will make your child a PA student.

Term 1 - 5

15 ½ days (31 sessions) of absence from September until May half-term will make your child a PA student.

Term 1 - 6

19 days (38 sessions) of absence for the full academic year from September to the end of the summer term in July will make your child a PA student.

 

 

Severe absence

 

If your child has 50% or more absence, they will be considered to have severe absence. We will continue to do everything we can to support you but will also seek legal advice and action.

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