Attendance & Absence from School | Holmer Lake Primary

Attendance & Absence from School

Last Updated: October 24, 2018

“Attendance is in line with the national picture. The school uses a wide range of effective strategies to ensure that pupils and families understand and value regular attendance.”

(OFSTED 2017)

Authorised Absence and Unauthorised Absences

Many children are absent from school for very sensible reasons. If your child is absent from school please notify us. You can simply tell the class teacher, write a note or telephone the school. If children are feeling particularly unwell or, for example, have a rash, parents should seek medical advice before returning them to school. Not giving a reason for your child’s absence may result in your child’s absence being unauthorised. Holidays during term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Attendance is monitored by the Education Welfare Officer, Mrs Helen Carolina, every three weeks. All pupils are expected to have attendance of 95% or above. If attendance drops below 95%, you will receive a School Attendance Letter informing you of this. If attendance does not improve, you will be issued with a second School Attendance Letter and asked to provide medical evidence each time your child is absent from school.

2016-2017 holidays

2017-18 PDF

Guidance on infection control in schools

Attendance policy 2016

Leave in term time Supreme Court decision May 2017

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