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High Expectations

Love and Care






Both Fair Oak Junior School and Fair Oak Infant School believe that for a child to reach their full educational achievement a high level of school attendance is essential.


We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality and work together to secure this for all our children. We endeavour to provide an environment where all children feel valued and welcome. Parents and children play a part in making our school successful. Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled. Parents and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all.


It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to children and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.


For our children to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital your child is at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectations of any future employer in the world of work.


Over time, continued absence from school has a significant impact on a child’s education. The table below explains how percentage attendance equates to the number of weeks, terms or years lost from education across different periods of time.


Percentage attendanceLearning lost in one academic yearLearning lost across Key Stage 2Learning lost across a child's education from Reception to Year 11
95%2 weeks8 weeksApproximately 2 terms
90% 4 weeks16 weeks1 year and 9 weeks
85%6 weeks24 weeksNearly 2 years


The impact of absence on the percentage of children achieving grades 5-9 at GCSE are indicated in the graph on the following page.



If you would like to view your child’s attendance in more detail, please log onto your Arbor account. Once you are logged in, click on the main menu icon at the bottom left of the screen, then click on attendance and choose the option ‘By date’. You can then view your child’s attendance date by date, alternatively you can download the attendance certificate by clicking on ‘Attendance Certificate’, at the top of the page.


  • Fair Oak Junior School
  • Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Hampshire, SO50 7AN
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