Star schools secure some of the country’s highest attendance rates

Four of the Trust’s secondary schools are amongst the top 10 best-attended state schools in the country.

On 24th March, the Department for Education released its annual pupil absence data, which provided a breakdown of school absence rates for the year 2014-2015.

All of Star’s schools had an absence rate that fell well below the national average.

TIGHS and TIBHS, both based in Blackburn, came joint 4th in the attendance league tables, with an overall absence rate of just 2.2%. Both schools have been rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, secured joint 6th place with an absence rate of 2.3% and Eden Girls’ School, Coventry, achieved joint 10th place with 2.4%.

Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest also made it into the top 100 with an absence rate of 3.3%.

Echoing the success of the Trust’s secondary schools, The Olive School, Blackburn ranked in 16th place amongst primary schools, with a nominal absence rate of 1.8%.

Hamid Patel CBE, CEO of Star Academies, said, “With recent Government research highlighting that just one day of absence can have serious ramifications for pupils’ achievement and leave them struggling to catch up, the importance of regular attendance cannot be overstated. There is a documented correlation between absence and attainment levels at KS2 and KS4 and, with pupils poised to sit vital SAT and GCSE examinations, every lesson counts.

We place a high premium on attendance. Pupils are expected to secure a minimum of 97% attendance. Our schools have created a culture where pupils genuinely enjoy coming to school and parents are eager to encourage them to do so.  Our staff, pupils and parents should be rightly proud of this achievement.”

Added By: Star Academies | Date Added: 30th Mar 2016 | Posted In:

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