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Wakefield Attendance Strategy 2023 – 2026

School attendance, all day every day matters for all young people.

In Wakefield, we want the best for our children and young people, no matter their background. By working together, we can make sure that they are happy, healthy and safe.

We know that children with higher school attendance are more likely to do well at school. The more a pupil goes to school, the more they can fulfil their potential. School can help children improve their social skills and learn good habits. It also helps us understand more about children and any needs they have. 

Since the pandemic, school attendance rates have dropped and not recovered. Attendance rates in Wakefield are below the national average. Wakefield's Attendance Strategy is our ambitious plan to increase attendance.