Principles and Aims

Regular school attendance is essential if pupils are to achieve their full potential. We are committed to meeting our obligations with regards to school attendance by: 

  • promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
  • ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
  • acting early to address patterns of absence and lack of punctuality.

We will also support parents to perform their duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly and will promote and support punctuality in attending lessons. Children of non-compulsory school age will also be expected to attend regularly.

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 – DfE Guidance

Targets and Outcomes:

Attendance at the British Council School will be excellent and in line with the Spanish and/or UK national average. Pupils will only miss school when a valid justification is supplied by parents or guardians.