Attendance

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.

Lansdowne’s Attendance Target 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 schools.

Attendance Penalty Notice

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


LPA Attendance Class Challenge 2017-18

Attendance Matters 14 Sep 17

LPA Attendance Class Winners 2016-17


44 pupils within school achieved an amazing 100% attendance in the academic year 2016-17. They had a tea party to celebrate this massive achievement. Pictured below are some of our pupils proudly displaying their certificates. Well done!

LPA Summer 100


Attendance a difference a day can make


Pupil Absence

If your child is off from school, please contact the school office by 9am. If your child has any medical appointments or any other appointments, please inform the school office. Evidence of the appointment is required e.g. appointment card or letter.