Highcliffe Primary School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential. The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually. It is vital that all students aim to have excellent attendance at school. Research shows that even a few days of absence can have a negative impact on students’ performance.
Attendance is monitored as follows:
|98% and above||Excellent|
|90-94.9%||Cause for Concern|
The school day begins at 8.45am and all pupils are expected to be in school by this time. Pupils who arrive after 8.45am will be marked as late. Pupils arriving after this time must sign in at the office.
What Is Expected Of The Pupils?
What Is Expected Of The Parents?
It would also be useful if parents could contact the school by 9am to let us know if their son/daughter is going to be absent. This is for safeguarding reasons.
The person who is in charge of attendance in school is Miss Kerrie White – Assistant Head teacher.
For more detailed information, please see our Attendance Policy.
Our whole school attendance is currently: 96.3!
School Attendance – Post Covid lockdown
The government have stated that from September 2020 all children must return to school, to minimise the longer-term impact of the pandemic on your children’s education, wellbeing and wider development. Missing more time in the classroom will put your child at risk of falling further behind.
Children with higher overall absence tend to achieve less well in both primary and secondary school. Schools and the Education Welfare Team will be working with families to secure regular school attendance from the start of the autumn term to help pupils catch up on missed education, make progress and promote their wellbeing and wider development.
School attendance is therefore mandatory again from the beginning of the autumn term – September 2020. This means that from this point in time, the usual rules on compulsory school attendance will apply.
For more information, please follow these useful government links: