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The Heys Primary School The Heys Primary School

Late/Absence Procedures

‘You can’t teach an empty chair…’

At The Heys we believe that good attendance and punctuality are very important and reward this.

If a child attends school regularly we are confident that they will be happy and successful at school. Good attendance helps children to establish positive friendships and make good progress in all aspects of their learning and development.


Attendance and punctuality are monitored closely and the parents of any child whose attendance or punctuality causes us any concern, will be invited in to school to discuss the how school can support at home. Where appropriate, a plan will be put into place to ensure that attendance and punctuality improve. We encourage good punctuality at school, as latecomers disrupt not only their own learning but that of other pupils in their class.


We actively discourage any leave in term time and leave will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Unauthorised leave will be reported to the Local Authority and Penalty Notices will be issued where appropriate.