Eden Boys’ School has sixth lowest pupil absence in England

Pupils at Eden Boys’ School, Preston have some of the best attendance records of other schools in England after being named as having the sixth lowest pupil absence rates in the country.

Pupil absence data for the 2017/18 academic year was released by the Department for Education today (Thursday 21st March).

It confirmed an overall pupil absence rate of just 2.3%, well below the national average of 5.5%.

Principal Alyson Middlemass said:

“I am incredibly proud that Eden Boy’s’ School, Preston has one of the lowest absence rate in the country. The well-being of our pupils is paramount to us. Our team of staff is committed to creating a school environment where pupils want to be and where they enjoy learning. Well done to our pupils, parents and staff for achieving such outstanding levels of attendance.”

Eden Boys’ School is part of Star Academies, one of the country’s leading multi-academy trusts. In total, eight of Star Academies’ secondary schools have been ranked in the top 50 schools in England with the lowest pupil absence rates. The eight Star Academies secondary schools, along with their overall position in the performance table, are:

Two of Star Academies’ primary schools – The Olive School, Blackburn and The Olive School, Preston – also featured in the top 1% of England’s primary schools with the lowest pupil absence rates. 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% – 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.”

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