At Shoeburyness High School our students are encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability. We emphasise the importance of attendance in allowing this potential to be realised. Our attendance as a school for 2016/17 was 95.9%, the highest performing non-selective school in the Borough as well as significantly above national average. All of which is a fantastic achievement. This is now our 5th consecutive year of improvement. In order to make further improvements we need to ensure that every student attends at this rate or better. We target intervention with students whose attendance falls below target of 96%.
Days off school add up to lost learning. We want all students to achieve high levels of attendance and give themselves the very best life chances and choices. 90% attendance may look impressive but it means they miss 19 days of education in a year and risk dropping one grade in their GCSEs. The table below shows the impact of missing school.