Cansfield High School is committed to providing a full and efficient education to all pupils and embraces the concept of equal opportunities for all.  We will endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome.

For a child to reach their full educational achievement, a high level of school attendance is essential.  We will consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for all children.  Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.

School attendance is subject to various Education laws and this school attendance policy is written to reflect these laws and the guidance produced by the Department for Education.

Each year the school will examine the attendance figures and set attendance /absence targets.  (These will reflect both national and Wigan attendance targets).

The school will review its systems for improving attendance at regular intervals to ensure that it is achieving its set goals.

This policy will contain within it the procedures that the school will use to meet its attendance targets.