Good attendance to school is intrinsically linked to high attainment and positive wellbeing. Therefore, at St Albans Girls' School we expect students to attend school every day
Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to fulfil their potential. It is also everyone's business. There is a clear link between good attendance and students achieving best possible outcomes for themselves. Excellent attendance and punctuality are key to a student’s success. The attendance target for all students is for figures to be at least in line with national averages including vulnerable groups throughout the year. The school takes guidance from the DfE document - Working Together to Improve School Attendance (September 2022)
Research shows that children who attend school regularly are happier learners than those who miss school on a regular basis. Children who miss school often fall behind with their studies and can become socially isolated. We monitor attendance very carefully, and you will be contacted if your child's attendance falls below target. We want all STAGS' students to be happy about attending school and if you feel that your child is becoming reluctant to attend school, then please do not hesitate to contact their Director of Learning or Student Support Officer.
More information can be found in our Attendance Policy here.