Ysgol Gynradd Eveswell Primary School

“Inspire, achieve, respect”

Attendance Matters

School target for 2016/2017 is 95.5%


We have made an excellent start to the new school year.  It is very pleasing to see so many children in school.  I look forward to you maintaining your high level of attendance.  Well done. Mr. Strickland


In Eveswell we have amazing attendance. Every week 2 year 6 pupils called Sophie and Demi work out every classes attendance. Then  they give the 1st best, 2nd best and 3rd best a certificate.


Why is Regular School Attendance so Important?

At Eveswell Primary School, we work closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential.  Every class has an attendance monitor who will aim to lead by example and encourage their peers to attend school.


What we aim to achieve

 Our expectations at Eveswell are categorised as follows;

  • 100%    - 98 %              Excellent
  • 97%     - 95.5%          Good
  • Below 95.5%               Below expectation and needs to improve

Attendance monitors and staff at Eveswell encourage ‘Excellent’ attendance.  This is what we want all children to aim for.

When children are not in school, you also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:

•  Your child’s learning

•  Your child’s friendships

•  Your child’s self-esteem and confidence.

At Eveswell Primary School, we monitor the attendance of every child in the school. 

90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:

- one half day each week

- nearly four weeks every school year

- over one school year in a school career

Annual Attendance School Missed Result
100% No lessons missed Gold standard- Excellent! These pupils have the best chance of succeeding in their education.
95-99% 95% = missing about two weeks of school Green standard- Good! These pupils are more likely to achieve in school.
92-95% 92% = missing about three weeks of school Amber standard- it will be much harder for these pupils to keep up with school work.
Below 92% Missing more than three weeks of school Red standard- these pupils are missing too much school. It is likely to affect their sucess in school.