Well done children on achieving 96.5 and over for attendance and punctuality in the Autumn term. Having high attendance has a vast amount of benefits. 78.7% of children that have 100% attendance go on to achieve 5+ GCSEs including English and Maths. Setting good attendance patterns from an early age, from nursery through primary school helps your child later on in their life. Being on time is also vital. Arriving late at school can be very disruptive for children. Not only do they miss out vital learning opportunities as part of their morning jobs but it also leads to children feeling anxious as they can see their friends are settled.