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“Regular and punctual attendance is vital to good learning”

Regular and punctual attendance is vital to good learning and is, therefore, given very high priority at Oswald Road.   A positive attitude toward punctuality is an invaluable life skill and a large part of a positive attitude towards learning. Although we are sympathetic to individual family circumstances, we must also be conscious of the impact lateness and absences have on your child’s ability to realise their potential. Our minimum expectation for attendance is 95%.

Susan Ravlic manages our day to day attendance and punctuality.  Any absences should be left on our dedicated Absence Line 0161 881 4266 (selecting extension 1), or you can text us about your child’s absence on 07537 436359.  



PDFYou can download our Guide to Good Attendance here.

PDFClick here to see our School Attendance Policy

PDFClick here to see our Term Dates 2021-22

PDFClick here to view ‘A Parent’s Guide to Managing Sickness Absence from School’.

PDFClick here to view Attendance Guidance for Parents, which answers many FAQs about attendance.

% Attendance during one school year Equals days absent Which is approximately weeks absent Which means this number of lessons missed
95% 9 Days 2 Weeks 40 lessons
90% 19 Days 4 Weeks 80 lessons
85% 29 Days 6 Weeks 120 lessons
80% 38 Days 8 Weeks 160 lessons
75% 48 Days 10 Weeks 200 lessons
70% 57 Days 11.5 Weeks 230 lessons


attendance-graphic… making sure your child is at school and ready to learn, before the school bell rings!

Did you know?  Being 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two weeks of school.

Every school day counts….But every minute is equally important!

ATTENDANCE- Sept 2018 – July 2019

Well done everybody!  Last year our overall attendance was 96%.

Can we beat this figure this year? Yes, we can, if everyone does their best to come to school EVERY DAY and ON TIME.