Ebbw Fawr Learning Community operates the Callio Attendance system. Regardless of the reasons for absence you will receive a letter every half-term informing you of your child’s attendance within the Callio banding. How does the banding work?


Above 97% Attendance


Between 92% and 97%


Below 93%

What happens if my child's attendance drops?

Red attendees are monitored for two weeks following the letters and should your child’s attendance continue to fall during this time a red plus letter will be issued.  If there is still no improvement you will be required to attend the school for a meeting with the attendance team. If you do receive a request it is vitally important that you attend.

What impact does low attendance have on my child?

In primary schools less than 65% of children achieve good results in English and Maths
with an average of 15 days absence a year compared to almost 90% where the average is less than 8 days. Parents can be very surprised at how quickly their children can accumulate 15 days absence within a year.

Research has also shown that children who are not in school can become vulnerable. For example, children who play truant are more likely to be drawn into crime than those who do not.


Above 97% Attendance
  • 100% - Not missing any lessons
  • 99% - Missing about 10 lessons
  • 98% - Missing about 20 lessons
  • 97% - Missing about 30 lessons


Between 93% and 97%
  • 96% - Missing about 8 days of school. Difficult to catch up on lost learning from 40 lessons.
  • 95% - Missing about 2 weeks of school. Time to ‘Callio’.
  • 94% - Missing 14 days of school. Almost 3 weeks. A significant amount of education to lose.


Below 93%
  • 93% - Missing more than 3 weeks of education. A serious loss of learning which is likely to have a detrimental effect on achievement and life chances.

Need Support from the Education Welfare Officer? (EWO)

Contact Claire Newell, School Education Welfare Officer.
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