Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance - every day counts

Young people benefit most from their education when parents and school staff work together to ensure that they attend school regularly and on time. Young people whose attendance is good do better academically, make the most of extra-curricular opportunities and have a greater chance of maintaining good relationships with friends.

Please work with us to ensure good attendance for the benefit of your child. We believe that birthdays, shopping, looking after siblings, outings, and lack of school uniform are not acceptable reasons for missing days. Out of school requests will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and are strongly discouraged.

What to do if your child is ill

There are still times when a young person cannot attend school, for example when ill. If this happens, please call our Attendance Officer 01509 412385 (extension 226), or e-mail to explain why he or she is unable to attend and how long the absence is likely to last.

If your child does not attend and you do not contact us, we will make contact with you as soon as possible to ensure your child is safe.

Action for poor attendance

We monitor attendance every day and will contact parents when attendance is a cause for concern, which may trigger attendance procedures (see Pupil Attendance Policy).

Good attendance is extremely important at Humphrey Perkins. There is a proven link between good attendance and good GCSE results. We want to support all our pupils to have the very best attendance. We do this by rewarding good attendance.

In addition to this we cannot support unauthorised absences. We therefore refer any unauthorised absences e.g. holidays taken during term time to Leicestershire County Council. This may result in a fine of up to £120.