Parent Information


Regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life. Students who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work, become demotivated and their attainment is often lower than their peers.

Excellent attendance is important for future pathways, whether that is to the SFA Sixth Form, College or starting out as an apprentice. 100% attendance should be the aim for all because even an attendance rate of 96% attendance means missing seven and a half days of the school year. 93-95.9% attendance means missing half a day every two weeks and anything below 93% equals at least three weeks of lost learning.

Absence will not be routinely authorised and there are strict parameters for when absence will be authorised. Please do not be offended when permission is not granted as outlined in our Attendance Policy.

Attendance matters, students matter and we care.

St Francis of Assisi College