Heather Avenue

Infant School


Parents and carers are asked to telephone the school before the start of the school day to inform us of the absence of their child. It is particularly important to do this so that we are in a position to investigate any unexplained absences, which may indicate some mishap to a child on the way to school.

Please note that children arriving at school after 9:20am are classed as having an unauthorised absence, with the exception of those children who arrive late due to medical appointments. Please make every effort to ensure that your child arrives to school on time by 8:45am each day. Arriving late means that children miss the important start to lessons when the work is explained. 


Attendance figures for the week ending: 21st June 2024

Hedgehogs 90%
Butterflies 87%
Woodpeckers 88%
Squirrels 93%

Government and school targets are for all children to achieve at least 96% attendance. 


Useful Links

Pupil Request for Leave of Absence

NCC Letter - Attendance at School and Legal Intervention 2023

Information regarding penalty charges resulting from absence from school