As Attendance is Key focus and in our School Improvement Plan. We will be updating this page with useful information and giving you details of how we have rewarded good attendance in school

Our school attendance targets for 2022-2023 are:

Authorised attendance 3.0%  Unauthorised attendance  0.09%

At Dinting School we aim to ensure every child achieves their full potential, this can only be realised  if children attend school regularly.  We expect every child to have an attendance rate of 96% or above each year. I am sure many of you are aware Governing Bodies of School have received further detailed guidance from the Department for Education on pupils taking leave during term time. In line with government guidance, the governors at Dinting have resolved that the Headteacher will only authorise holiday during term time in exceptional circumstances, no other leave will be authorised. See the school attendance policy for more information and contact the school office for guidance on when to apply for absence during term time or click on the link below.

The earlier children establish good attendance and punctuality the better their educational experience and achievement.  It is worth considering the following statistics which highlight the impact of attendance below 95%.


  • Of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C  GCSEs including English and maths.
  • Of pupils whose overall attendance is below 95%, they are missing a minimum  of 10 school days per year and significantly affecting their progress.
  • Of pupils who miss less than 5% of school, 73% achieve five A* to Cs including English and maths.
  • By increasing attendance by just 1%, schools can improve attainment by over 5%
Schools Attendance Policy

Our appointed Attendance Governor Mrs Vicky Jones say's "One of the most common misconceptions is that attendance is not that important during infant & junior years. Its totally the opposite, a childs first years at school are the foundations on which they will build their skills in all areas and are invaluable,  you can never get that time back!"

 Unless you have chosen home education it is a parent or carer's responsibility to make sure that a child or young person attends school regularly. Failure to do so could result in a penalty notice or prosecution.

More information on Penalty Notices for Parents and Carers