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Richard Hill Church of England Primary School

Richard Hill Church of England Primary School


Attendance Matters!

"The world is run by those who show up!" Robert B. Johnson

Here at Richard Hill we strongly urge parents to send their child to school everyday and only in an emergency or when their children are too ill to be able to attend school do they not send them in. 

Being in school is important to your child’s academic achievement, wellbeing, and wider development.  There is evidence to suggest that regular school attendance is a key mechanism to support children and young people's educational, economic and social outcomes. Schools can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a contributes to better mental health and wellbeing.

Attendance at school is crucial to prepare young people for successful transition to adulthood, and to support their longer term economic and social participation in society. There is also evidence that the students with the highest attendance throughout their time in school gain the best GCSE and A level results.