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Year 4 Rowling are Spring Term Attendance Winners!

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Year 4 pupils from the Gateway Primary Free School were celebrating recently after winning the Spring Term attendance challenge across all four GLC primary schools, with an attendance of 97.2%, gaining themselves five brand new iPads to use in class.

Mr Dom Davison, Group Education Welfare Officer for the GLC, commented “The GLC have rewarded Class 4 Rowling from GPFS with five new iPads after winning the Attendance Challenge for Spring Term.  It was a close competition involving all 66 classes across the GLC academies. Attendance has been repeatedly linked to a pupils attainment and I would like to thank all the pupils and their parents for their commitment to education. In the Summer Term, the GLC are also awarding Lakeside vouchers so every pupil has the chance again to be in every day to win a prize.”

Head of School, Mr Dan George, said “I am extremely proud of our pupils for winning the Spring Term prize for attendance. We have consistently been top of the leaderboard across the GLC this term. Well done to our pupils and their parents for valuing attendance as much as we do!”

Good luck to everyone for the Summer Term Challenge...See below...

GLC Primary Attendance Summer 2018


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Attendance vs Days off school

  • A calendar year has 365 days, or 52 weeks or 12 months
  • A school year has 195 days, or 39 weeks or 6 terms
  • INSET School Training Days total 5 in each year
  • Pupils expected to attend 190 days
  • School day is divided into two sessions, therefore, pupils should have 380 sessions a year.

Attendance target for the Gateway Primary Free School is 96%

  • 1 Day off per school year means attendance will only ever reach 99.5%
  • 10 Days off per school year means attendance will only ever reach 94.7%
  • 20 Days off per school year means attendance will only ever reach 90%

Poor school attendance can result in:

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Difficulty in making or keeping friendship groups
  • Loss of child’s confidence and self-esteem

Research has proved that children who have poor school attendance when at Primary Schools are more likely to truant when in secondary school.

Attendance Penalty Notice

Attendance is essential across all GLC academies. For more information, click here.


To see our weekly attendance figures, please refer to the Newsletters page - click here to view