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At St. Michael’s Catholic Primary School we believe that good attendance nurtures our pupils academically, socially and emotionally. In order for children to maximise their learning opportunities it is vital that your child attends school every day. The school’s attendance target for this academic year is 96% and we implement a `traffic light system’ to signpost attendance levels to parents/carers and children.


Pupil’s attendance is monitored on a daily basis and we have weekly, termly and yearly awards to celebrate excellent attendance. We also work with School Health and Education Welfare to support your child if their attendance becomes a cause of concern. Over the last 3 years our attendance has been above the national average and this is thanks to the wonderful support of our parents and carers and the amazing attitude of our pupils.







Above 98%. Less than 4 days absence a year. Pupils with this attendance should reach their potential, leading to the best possible start in their secondary education.




Less than 7 days absence in a year. Pupils with this attendance are likely to achieve their potential and will be well prepared for starting secondary school.



This equates to 11 days absence over the year. Pupils with this attendance are missing 2 weeks off school per year and may fall behind in Maths and Literacy; it might be difficult for them to achieve their best.




This equates to 19 days absence over the year. Pupils with this attendance are missing a month of school per year. It will be very difficult for them to keep up and achieve their best. Pupils with this level of attendance will be referred to Education Welfare.



Pupils with this attendance are missing a day for every week of school. It will be almost impossible for your child to reach their full potential and could result in court action.