Every extra day missed at school is associated with a lower attainment outcome for children
Education Welfare works in close partnership with schools to fulfil joint statutory responsibilities to tackle persistent absenteeism and promote high levels of school attendance and fair access to education; often safeguarding some of the most vulnerable pupils in school and supporting their families.
We know from research that every day at school does indeed matter. Every extra day missed at school is associated with a lower attainment outcome for children. As overall absence levels increase, the average percentage of pupils attainment levels decreases at the end of KS2 and KS4¹
¹The link between absence and attainment at KS2 and KS4’ Department for Education research report March 2016