Attendance & Absence

At Blakeley Heath Primary we consistently promote positive behaviour and attendance. In order for a child to succeed in school it is important that they arrive punctually each day ready to start lessons with the rest of their class.

At the start of the day, the doors into school open at 8.50am and the registers are taken at 9.00am when the doors are closed.   If your child is unwell, a phone call should be made to the office as soon as possible on the first day of absence explaining the reason for the absence.

School monitor children’s attendance carefully and work alongside parents to provide necessary support to ensure children are able to attend school. This may include working with outside agencies such as the Local Support Team.

Under current legislation the headteacher is unable to authorise holidays within term time. If your child has a poor attendance record or they take holiday the local authority may impose a fine.

Further information is available in the school Attendance Policy.