Attendance & Progress

It is an expectation of Charnwood College that students arrive here punctually every day and are properly equipped to carry out their studies.

Attendance forms an integral part of our pastoral structure as there is a strong link between attendance and academic achievements. If a student does not attend they cannot get the best from their time at our academy.


“Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.” 


90% attendance = 1⁄2 day missed every week, over a school year this is 4 weeks –100 lessons lost. Over 5 years at 90% this is half a year of education. 17 missed school days means that you could drop a whole GCSE grade in all subjects.


The greater the attendance the greater the achievement.