Highwood Copse Primary School


Good attendance equals the greatest learning

A priority for our school is promoting consistently high attendance. Our analysis of pupil outcomes demonstrates a direct link between consistently good attendance and positive pupil progress. 

We work with families to understand and overcome the barriers that may be stopping children from attending school. The school monitors attendance to ensure potential issues are quickly picked up. One of the ways we can help is to signpost parents to other services and to support families to access what they are entitled to.

Our expectation is that children should be in school on average 95% or more over the year and we promote this further through recognition in assembly and close analysis of trends.

Absence during term time can only be authorised by the Principal in exceptional circumstances and for a maximum of 10 days. Before booking leave of absence, we strongly recommend arranging a meeting with us to discuss your plans.