Attendance Policy

At Highfields, we believe that good attendance at school is vital. Classes with the best attendance for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is published on our fortnighly newsletter. Winning classes are awarded with end of term parties. 


There have recently been some changes to the regulations regarding school attendance.  From 1st September 2013 The Education Regulations (2006) prevent Head Teachers from granting any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Exceptional circumstances do not include family holidays, visiting relatives or friends, birthdays etc.


If you choose to take your child out of school during term time without leave of absence being granted then it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence on the school register.  If you consider that a request for leave of absence during term time is for ‘exceptional circumstances’ then a written request should be made, to the Head Teacher, using a Leave of Absence form that can be obtained from the School Office. 


  • Highfields Primary School
  • Beeches Road
  • Rowley Regis
  • West Midlands
  • B65 0DA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 559 1037
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