If you have children at Kings’ school you will be aware that the school sends out attendance letters to parents at the end of each term. These letters have a red/amber/green code and they indicate whether a child’s attendance is cause for celebration or concern. Anything at 95% or above is coded green; between 90% and 94.99% is amber and below 90% is red.

 The reason for notifying parents is because of evidence that children’s achievement at school is negatively affected by an attendance rate that’s below 95%.

In line with other primary schools, we are also going to start sending out letters along similar lines three times a year from September 2018. We appreciate that absence can be down to illness or other authorised circumstances, but we feel it is important that you know what your child’s percentage is as the year progresses. It’s surprising how quickly it can drop below 95% and this will be detrimental to your child, especially if it happens year after year.