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Last academic year (2018-19) overall pupil attendance at Babington was 94.1%.  This year we need to raise our attendance to 96% which is the college target for 2019-20. We have set all our students a personal target of 96% as we feel this level of attendance will ensure success in lessons.

Research has shown that there is a strong link between good attendance and attainment. At Babington:

  • those with 96% or above attendance had a higher Progress 8 scores than those with lower attendance. In fact in many cases students with good attendance achieved a full grade higher in their subjects than students with poorer attendance even though they were of similar ability
  • Nearly 50% of those with good attendance achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths combined. This is more than 3 times higher than those students whose attendance was below 90%. Note that achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths is the minimum standard required for accessing more advanced course at college. 

If your child has good attendance, they will:

  • do better in lessons
  • find it easier to make progress
  • receive rewards for good attendance
  • feel happier about school

If your child is absent regularly they may:

  • find work harder
  • not feel part of the class 
  • find it hard to make friends
  • not make the most of the opportunities provided by the college