Attendance*

Llanwern High School operates the Callio Attendance system.  Regular communication about your child’s attendance will be sent home.

GOLD – 100%
GREEN – Above 97%
AMBER – Between 92% and 97%
RED – Below 93%

Good attendance means that pupils have the best chance to:

  • keep up with school work
  • meet their expected progress
  • meet friends to learn with
  • learn good habits for adult life like regular attendance and arriving on time

 

Colour Code Annual attendance Result – This is for the whole academic year.
GREEN 100% Not missing any lessons.
GREEN 99% Missing around 10 lessons.
GREEN 98% Missing around 20 lessons.
GREEN 97% Missing around 30 lessons.
AMBER 96% Missing about 8 days of school.  This equates up to 40 lessons.
AMBER 95% Missing about 2 weeks of school.  The equates up to 45 lessons.
AMBER 93% Missing 14 days of school – a significant amount of education to lose.
RED 1 90-92% Missing more than 3 weeks of education – a significant amount of education to lose.
RED 2 86 – 89% Missing between 4 and 6 weeks.  A serious loss of learning which is likely to have a detrimental effect on achievement and life chances.

95 Lessons missed.

RED 3 81-85% Missing between 6 and 8 weeks.  A serious loss of learning which is likely to have a detrimental effect on achievement and life chances.

145 Lessons missed.

RED 4 80% and below Missing more than 8 weeks.  A serious loss of learning which is likely to have a detrimental effect on achievement and life chances.
190 Lessons missed.

Truancy hotline: 0800 1412139

All parents and carers have a legal responsibility to ensure their child attends school regularly.

Children who miss school can fall behind with their work and do less well in exams.

Download the council’s School Attendance Policy (pdf)

Schools are open to pupils 190 days of the year which allows 175 days for holidays, rest and non-urgent appointments.

Fixed penalty notices

In September 2014 Wales introduced a fixed penalty notice and fines for parents whose children have more than 5 days of unauthorised absence.

The notice can be issued for any absences not authorised by the school, including holidays.

Newport City Council will issue these notices when concerns are raised by school or the police.

The fine is £120 unless paid within 28 days when it is £60.

Download the council’s Guide to Education Fixed Penalty Notices (pdf) Download the  Education Fixed Penalty Notices Local Code of Conduct (pdf)

 Contact

For help and advice email the education welfare service inclusionadmin.support@newport.gov.uk or telephone (01633) 210615.