Christ Church CEVC Primary School seeks to ensure that all children receive an education which enables them to maximise opportunities to reach their full potential. Research shows there is evidence of a strong link between good attendance and increased attainment. Children who regularly attend school make much better progress both socially and academically. Regular attendance is important so that children can adapt better to routines, school-work and friendship groups. Therefore, those children will have a positive experience of learning and more successful transition between year groups and into the next stage of education.
The pupils with the highest attainment at the end of key stage 2 and key stage 4 have higher rates of attendance over the key stage compared to those with the lowest attainment. At KS2, pupils not meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths had an overall absence rate of 4.7%, compared to 3.5% among those meeting the expected standard (DfE Working Together to Improve School Attendance September 2022)