Portsmouth City Council’s ‘Miss School, Miss Out’ campaign aims to improve school attendance levels in the city by highlighting to parents/carers and students what they can achieve if they have good attendance and reach their full potential, as well as illustrating how missing school can limit their future lives.
Did you know?
- Last year 1 in 5 children in Portsmouth missed a week of school because of unauthorised absence, leaving gaps in their learning.
- Each day of school missed by a child will reduce their attendance by 0.5%, and will mean they miss five lessons. Ten whole days of school has been missed if a pupil has 95% attendance – that’s 50 lessons. Twenty whole days of school has been missed if a pupil’s attendance is 90%. Catching up on missed lessons impacts on the pupil, the teacher and other pupils in that class.
- If a pupil is persistently absent (90% attendance) they have missed 4 weeks of schooling.
- Being 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two weeks of school over the year.
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