Achievement Impact

17 days of absence = 1 GCSE grade dropped (on average).

This means that if you are on the border of a grade 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and you only have 95% attendance, then your grades could be pulled down just because you did not attend school!

17 school days missed = 91.1% attendance for the year
34 school days missed = 82.1% attendance for the year