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Attendance: what Ofsted is looking for
Ofsted will consider your attendance data when making specific judgements. Understand what evidence inspectors will want to look at, and what they want to see in 'outstanding' and 'good' schools.
No separate grade for attendance
You won't receive a separate grade for attendance in an Ofsted inspection report.
However, attendance will be taken into account when grading the following areas:
- Behaviour and attitudes
- Leadership and management
If applicable to your setting, attendance will also be taken into account when grading:
- Sixth-form provision
- PRU and alternative provision
What evidence will be used
What you must provide
By 8am on the first day of inspection, you must give inspectors up-to-date attendance analysis for all groups of pupils.
Get a full list of the information you need to provide in our pre-inspection checklist.
What inspectors will look at
Inspectors will analyse absence and persistent absence rates for all your pupils, comparing different groups with national averages for all pupils.
Inspectors will also observe pupils' punctuality in arriving at school and
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