The target for all PCHS students is to achieve 100% attendance and punctuality. The minimum expectation for all students is attendance over the academic year of 96%.
If your child misses school on a regular basis they are damaging their future life choices. In secondary school 19 days of absence correlates on average to one grade lower at GCSE in all subjects.
|Attendance during one school year||Equivalent days||Equivalent session||Equivalent weeks||Equivalent lessons missed|
|95%||10 days||20 sessions||2 weeks||50 lessons|
|90%||19 days||38 sessions||4 weeks||95 lessons|
|85%||29 days||58 sessions||6 weeks||145 lessons|
|80%||38 days||72 sessions||8 weeks||190 lessons|
|75%||48 days||96 sessions||10 weeks||240 lessons|
|70%||57 days||114 sessions||11 weeks||285 lessons|
|65%||67 days||134 sessions||13 weeks||335 lessons|
If you need to request permission for your child to be away from school within term time please complete a Leave of Absence form which can be found here:
If you need to discuss your child’s attendance with the school please contact Mrs W Grainger our Attendance Officer on Ext 3084 or Mrs G Boddy, Assistant Headteacher.