The Department for Education has announced that from September 2015, the Persistent Absence (PA) criteria will change from 15% to 10%. This means that any student who falls below 90% attendance will become a persistent absence pupil and therefore reported to National and Local Government through the school census. This announcement will have a major impact on our school Attendance Policy and school attendance figures. Therefore parents need to be aware of the changes. Please click "Read More" to find out more details.