Withernsea High School

Withernsea High School

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Reporting absences

If your child cannot be in school due to illness, you must contact the school on the first day of absence. Please do this before 8:45am and please remember to update the Attendance Officer on a daily basis.

Absences should be reported through the Class Charts app or via the absence line on 01964 611523.

Did you know?

Children who have a poor school attendance record may have less chance of securing a job when they are adults.

Research shows that missing 10% of school days negatively affects a student’s academic performance.

Pupils also miss out on the social side of school life. Poor attendance can affect children’s ability to make and keep friendships; a vital part of growing up.

 Attendance - Parent and Carer Presentation.pdfDownload
 Attendance and Punctuality Policy.pdfDownload
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Days off school add up to lost learning... 

GOOD - Best chance of success 

100% Attendance

There are 190 school days in each academic year

Being present for all of these guarantees the best chance of success and gets your child off to a flying start! 

95% Attendance

9 days absence would result in 181 days of education.


WORRYING - Less chance of success 


90% Attendance

19 days absence would result in 171 days of education. 

85% Attendance

29 days absence would result in 161 days of education. 


SERIOUS CONCERN - Court action


80% Attendance 

38 days absence would result in 152 days of education.

75% Attendance 

47 days absence would result in 143 days of education. 


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