2015 – 2016 absence stood at 95.83%, in line with national average of 96%. Locally, this compares to a Cornwall average of 95.5%. (2015 – 2016 figure)
Year-by-year attendance table:
|% Attendance 2015/16||% Attendance 2014/15|
Pupil Premium year-by-year attendance table:
|Non PP Attendance||PP Attendance|
2015 – 2016 % Key Stage attendance and persistence absence table:
|EYFS||KS1||KS2||Inc Rec||Not Inc Rec|
|Academy year to date whole school attendance %||94.3||95.2||96.3||95.8||96.2|
|Academy year to date persistent absence total %||94.3||95.2||96.3||95.8||96.2|
Taking Holidays During School Time
Your child has a right to a full education at Liskeard Hillfort Primary School and research strongly indicates that absence from school has a detrimental effect on a pupil’s academic attainment.
- There are 175 days (weekends and school holidays) available to use for appointments and holidays
- There are 190 statutory school days in one year which your child needs to attend
- The school will not authorise any holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances
Planning your Holiday
To help you plan your holidays, we publish our term time dates on our website at least one year in advance and they are also available on the Cornwall County Council website. When you book your holiday, please check that it does not clash with the school term.
Your Legal Responsibilities
You have a legal duty to make sure your child attends school regularly and punctually. The school and the Local Authority monitor your child’s attendance and will take action if it is poor.
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 previously allowed Principals to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in ‘special circumstances’ of up to ten school days leave per year. Principals could also grant extended leave for more than ten school days in ‘exceptional circumstances’. Amendments to the 2006 regulations have removed the references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Principals may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’. Principals should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.