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Working Together, Achieving More  ~  Cydweithio a Chyflawni

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Headteacher: Mr P. Grimes

Tudor Street, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP

Our school mission statement is “ Working Together,  Achieving More” and this underpins all we do as a  school community. We have high expectations of all and  we are committed to supporting every pupil to achieve  their personal best.

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At Ysgol Maesydderwen we recognise and understand the direct link between attendance at school to good emotional health, good educational progress and attainment.

Being a community school with strong links with our primaries we are able to effectively monitor and track the attendance of all our students.

Attendance is a particular focus of our Progress Leaders who work closely with our attendance officer, Mr Huw Thomas to ensure that any barriers in coming to school are addressed early with both the student and their family in a supportive manner. We have an excellent record of attendance which demonstrates the effectiveness of our strategies.

Children who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work which can impact on confidence and self esteem.

The school attendance target that students should be aiming for is 95%.

From an academic perspective, government research shows that


17 days absence from school A drop of one grade in ALL subjects studied

It is important to let your child’s Progress Leader or Mr Huw Thomas of any attendance concerns.

Lateness = Lost Learning
(Figures below are calculated over a school year)


5 minutes late each day

10 minutes late each day

15 minutes late each day

20 minutes late each day

30 minutes late each day

3 days lost

6.5 days lost

10 days lost

13 days lost

19 days lost