Attendance

The Hanham Primary Federation is committed to giving every child the opportunity to achieve their best. As every day counts in the classroom and being at school regularly and on time is vital, our attendance officer monitors attendance on a daily basis.  

We ask that all parents: 

  • Ensure their child/children attend school regularly and on time. 
  • Contact the attendance officer to report any absence by 9am. 
  • Leave a message, including their child’s name, class and reason for absence if contacting the school before school opening hours. 
  • Let the school know of any concerns that may impact their child’s attendance. 

Email: absence@hanhamprimaryfederation.org  

Phone: 01454 862 511 

Attendance

Please ensure that you let the school know each day before 9am if your child will be absent from school. If you decide to take a term time holiday, please note the following information: 

Regulation 7 of the Education Regulations 2006 (Pupil Registration) was amended in 2013 prohibiting the proprietor of a maintained school from granting any leave of absence during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

This means that there is no flexibility for the school to authorise any holidays during term time. Any holidays taken during term time will result in unauthorised absence and a penalty notice could be issued. 

A penalty notice fine will be considered if a pupil has had more than 10 sessions (5 days) of unauthorised absence within a 7 week period. The fine is £60 (per parent per child) if paid within 21 days. This will rise to £120 if paid after 21 days but before 28 days. Fines unpaid after 28 days can result in prosecution.