Star schools in top 1% of schools with low absence rates

Seven of the Trust’s schools are among those with the lowest pupil absence rates in the country, with Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham topping the secondary league table for the second consecutive year.

Absence data for the 2016/17 academic year released by the DfE on Thursday 22 March has seen the following secondary schools ranked in the top 1% for having low absence rates:

  • Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham – ranked 1st
  • Eden Boys’ School, Preston – ranked 4th
  • Eden Boys’ School, Bolton – ranked 5th
  • Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, Blackburn – ranked 8th
  • Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn – ranked 15th

Each of these schools has an overall absence rate of just 1%, well below the national average of 4.7%.

Among the primary schools with the lowest absence rates are The Olive School, Blackburn and The Olive School, Preston, both with absence rates that put the schools in the top 1% of all primary schools in England for overall pupil absence.

Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said:

“It’s been proven that there is a strong correlation between good levels of attendance and high levels of attainment. This is borne out in the fact that our two Blackburn secondary schools, TIGHS and TIBHS, who were first and third respectively in the Progress 8 league tables earlier this year, also rank in the top 1% of secondary schools for low absence rates.

“It’s incredibly pleasing that so many of the Trust’s schools are ranked highly in the national league tables for attendance. Our teaching staff work hard to plan and deliver engaging sessions for pupils to give them a rich educational experience that inspires them to want to be in school every day. We are also fortunate to enjoy the support of parents and carers who help to ensure their children attend school regularly, on time, and ready to learn.”


Added By: Claire Tulloch | Date Added: 22nd Mar 2018 | Posted In:

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