Persistent Absence

 
 
 
 
 

The threshold for Persistent Absence- as defined by the DfE - is 90% attendance.

The chart below shows how many sessions/days absent a child needs to accrue to have 90% attendance in school time:


Term Dates

PA = 90% Sessions per term

PA=90% Days per term

Term 1 - Sept to Oct

7 Sessions

3.5 days absence

Term 2 - Nov to Dec

14 Sessions

7 days absence

Term 3 - Jan to Feb

20 Sessions

10 days absence

Term 4 - Feb to April

25 Sessions

12.5 days absence

Term 5 - May to June

31Sessions

15.5 days absence

Term 6 - June to July

38 Sessions

19 days absence