Attendance

Attendance

At Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School we have a responsibility to work with the Local Authority and Education Welfare Service to ensure that all children attend school correctly. This page describes how you can support the school in promoting good attendance.

Did you know that the expected level of attendance for Primary age pupils is 95%?

At Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School we have a responsibility to work with the local education authority and Education Welfare Service to ensure that all children attend school. We are required to inform the local education authority if a pupil fails to attend or is late regularly and if no reason for absence is provided. We ask parents and families for their support in promoting good attendance in the following ways:

  • Ensuring that children attend school regularly and arrive on time.
  • If your child is ill please contact the school office on the first day of absence so we can update our records. Staff will be concerned if they do not hear anything. Please note that your child must remain away from school for 48 hours after a bout of sickness and/or diarrhoea.
  • When your child returns to school ensure that a note is provided confirming the reason for absence. 
  • Avoid taking holidays during term times. If a family holiday falls during term time, a written letter should be sent in prior to the absence. In line with the local authority, the school cannot authorise any holidays whatsoever. Please see our Attendance Policy.
  • Please remember that children will become anxious if they arrive late for school or if they are not collected on time. Children arriving after the closure of registers (9.15am and 1.15pm respectively) are marked as unauthorised late. Continued lateness without reasonable explanation requires the school to send a written warning that further action may be taken.

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