Attendance and Punctuality

Focus on Attendance and Punctuality

Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in students achieving their full potential in education.

At Acland Burghley School we wish to work in partnership with parents and carers and so are seeking your full support in ensuring that your child attends school every day and on time. We are always pleased to work together with parents/carers in resolving any difficulties but we are also committed to improving attendance levels at the school.

Contact details

Student Wellbeing and Attendance Leader: Hannie Clarke
Telephone: 0207 485 8515, extension: 4011
Text: 07860 002 158

Please contact the school every day when your child is absent or late. Schools starts at 8.35am each morning and finishes at 3.15pm.

Even 95% attendance adds up to 40 missed lessons

Attendance during 1 school year

Equals approximately days absent

Which is approximately

Which means approximate lessons missed


9 days

2 weeks

40 lessons


19 days

4 weeks

80 lessons


29 days

6 weeks

120 lessons


38 days

8 weeks

160 lessons


48 days

10 weeks

200 lessons


57 days

11.5 weeks

230 lessons