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Heacham Infant and Nursery School

Attendance and Absence Reporting

Absences and Attendance 

All schools must now distinguish in their attendance registers between authorised and unauthorised pupil  absence. It is therefore important that you let us know the reason for your child's absence on the first morning they are away from school if they are unable to attend due to medical appointment, illness or other unavoidable reason. When your child returns following an illness, please supply a note.

We will endeavour to contact you on your child's first day of absence if we have not heard from you. 

Further information can be found in our Attendance Policy in the polices section of our website, here.

Attendance recorded in the academic year 2018/2019

Attendance data for 2018/2019 can be found by clicking here.

Attendance recorded in the academic year 2019-2020

DfE has laid regulations to remove the requirement to report pupils’ attendance data for the 2019/20 academic year, in recognition of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the possible attendance.  


We are not able to authorise any pupil holidays within term time. If children are taken out of school parents may be issued with a fixed penalty notice, this is a fine of £60 per parent per child which is payable within 28 days.

Guidance for Parents

Please click on the link below to view the latest letter published by Heacham Infant School regarding attendance at school and legal intervention:

Attendance at School and Legal Intervention - 2021