Star schools secure some of the country’s lowest absence rates

On 23rd March, the Department for Education released its annual pupil absence data, which provided a breakdown of school absence rates for the year 2015-2016.

Nine of the Trust’s schools ranked within the top 10% of schools nationally for the lowest overall percentage of absence. This is an impressive statistic in its own right, but even more so when considering that three of the Trust’s secondary schools – Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham, TIBHS and TIGHS – were amongst the top 10 best-attended state schools in the country. Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham came top of the attendance league tables with an absence rate of just 1.3%, whilst TIBHS and TIGHS ranked in 4th and 9th place respectively.

Echoing the success of the Trust’s secondary schools, The Olive School, Blackburn ranked in 15th place amongst primary schools, with an absence rate of 1.7%.

Hamid Patel CBE, CEO of Star Academies, said, “It is not a coincidence that TIBHS and TIGHS, who are amongst the top 10 schools in the country for attendance, also topped the GCSE performance tables for progress in the 2015-16 academic year. There is a wealth of research showing a clear correlation between good attendance and high attainment levels. Our teachers work tirelessly to create an engaging learning environment, so that pupils genuinely enjoy coming to school, and we are indebted to our parents for their continued support in encouraging their children to turn up on time, every day, ready to learn.”

Added By: Star Academies | Date Added: 23rd Mar 2017 | Posted In:

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