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Persistent Absence

What is a ‘persistent absence’ student?

If your child takes too much time off school they will become categorised as PA or persistently absent. (Attendance below 90% = persistent absence).

Missing school will make your child fall behind in lessons and will impact on their academic progress and achievement.

Don’t allow your child to become a PA student.

This table shows how many days missed each half–term will make your child a PA student:

HOW MANY DAYS OFF WILL MAKE YOUR CHILD A PERSISTENT ABSENCE STUDENT?

TermDays
Half Term 14 days of absence from September until October half term will make your child a PA student.
Half Term 1-27½ days of absence from September until the Christmas holiday will make your child a PA student.
Half Term 1-310½ days of absence from September until February half term will make your child a PA student.
Half Term 1-413½ days of absence from September until the Easter holidays will make your child a PA student.
Half Term 1-516 days of absence from September until May half term will make your child a PA student.
Half Term 1-620 days of absence for the full academic year (September to end of summer term in July) will make your child a PA student.

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