Looked after Children are those for whom the Council is the parent. Performance for this measure is relatively consistent at around 93-95%. This is slightly below the national average for Looked after Children of around 96%. Figures for the 2016-17 school year will be available in April 2018.
The figure for July 2016 was slightly down when compared to 2015. Breakdown for the most recent data shows that from Reception to Year 9 (age 5-14), attendance is good and in some year groups better than children who are not looked after by the Council. The area for improvement remains with children in Years 10 and 11. Both the Council's Virtual School and Social Care staff closely monitor any pupil where attendance has been identified as a concern.