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Attendance and Absence

Good school attendance improves your child’s chance of achieving their full potential. Please read the following guide to see how you might achieve this for your child.

Good school attendance improves your child’s chance of achieving their full potential. Please read the following guide to see how you might achieve this for your child.

Reducing absence is a key priority nationally and locally. This is in line with government initiatives such as the Healthy Schools Programme and Improving Attendance and Reducing Persistent Absence.

Children who attend school regularly are more likely to achieve at school and reach their full potential. Missing school disrupts school routines and learning. The most common reason given for children to miss school is illness, however most of the time childhood ailments can be managed in school.

Whilst the absence rate in Haringey has improved, we have found a steady increase in the number of children missing school due to assumed illness. We need the support of all parents to tackle this trend.

Click here to view full leaflet, Minor Illnesses and School Attendance.

To request authorisation to take your child out of school for a reason other than illness, click here for our Pupil Leave of Absence form. Please note that such requests will only be granted under exceptional circumstances.

Click here to view our full Attendance Policy.