School attendance improves again


04 December 2014


Attendance levels at schools across the Vale of Glamorgan increased last year with fewer children missing lessons.


For the 2013/14 school year, attendance in primary and special schools was 95.3% and in secondary schools it was 94.2%. For primary schools this was an increase of 1.1% and for secondary schools it was an increase of 0.9%.


Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, commented: “I am delighted to see improved attendance at so many schools in the Vale. We know that children who attend school regularly get better results. I am grateful to all the parents who make sure their children get to school on time every day.”


Jennifer Hill, Director of Learning and Skills, added: “These figures mean that altogether children were in school in the Vale for an extra 30,000 days last year. Schools have worked hard to spread the message that good attendance is important, and it’s really working.”