Regular school attendance is essential for all of our students to make good progress, achieve their potential and consequently have better life chances. Every student at The Heights, in line with the Government’s expectations, is expected to maintain an attendance level of 95% and above. It is the responsibility of everyone in our school community- parents, pupils, staff and governors to ensure they achieve this.

If a student had:

98% attendance = less than 4 days absent from school
95% attendance = less than 10 days absent from school
90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from school
85% = 5 1/2 weeks absent from school
80% = 7 1/2 weeks absent from school

We appreciate that children are unwell from time to time and that there can be exceptional circumstances for absences, but we ask that parents think carefully about keeping your child out of school as there are clear links between attendance and achievement.

Daily absence procedures

If your child is off for any reason we ask that you contact school to let us know the reason. Telephone: 01254 261655

If we have not heard from you by 9.30 am our Attendance Officer will ring to ascertain the reason for absence.

“The culture and ethos of the school encourages a caring and supportive environment in which learning and good behaviour can flourish.”