Star schools top national pupil absence tables

Ten Star Academies schools are amongst those with the lowest pupil absence rates in the country with Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham topping the secondary league table for the third consecutive year.

Pupil absence data for the 2017/18 academic year released by the Department for Education today (Thursday 21st March) has seen eight secondary schools and two primary schools operated by Star Academies in the top 1% of schools nationally with the lowest absence rates.

The eight Star secondary schools, along with their overall position in the performance table, are:

Overall absence rates across these eight schools range from 1.7% to 3.2% – well below the national average for secondary schools of 5.5%.

The two Star primary schools in the top 1% are The Olive School, Blackburn and The Olive School, Preston. The Blackburn primary school has the 8th lowest pupil absence in the country, with an absence rate of just 2%, and the Preston school has an absence rate of 2.3% – again, both well below the national average of 4.2% for primary schools.

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

“It is no coincidence that three of our secondary schools that are in the top 1% for absence are also in the top 5% for academic achievement based on Progress 8 scores. It has been proven that there is a strong correlation between good levels of attendance and high levels of attainment. Our teaching staff work hard to plan and deliver engaging sessions for our pupils to inspire them to want to be in school each day. We are also fortunate to have the support of our parents and carers who encourage and ensure their children turn up on time every day, ready to learn.”

Added By: Star Academies | Date Added: 21st Mar 2019 | Posted In:

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