At Headley Park, we believe good school attendance is essential for your child to thrive. We work hard to promote attendance and ensure our children are in school whenever possible.

Absence from School

In order to safeguard the children in our school, we have a duty of care to follow up on any unknown absences. 

If your child is not going to be in school please call the office on 0117 903 1511 to report their absence. Please do this before 8.30am on the first day of the absence.

If we have not heard from you then we will start to call all the contact numbers that you have provided in order to gain an explanation for the absence. If we still have not been able to ascertain where your child is then we may make a home visit. In exceptional circumstances if we still haven’t been able to get a response then we may feel it necessary to report it to the police as your child will then be classed a ‘missing child’.

This procedure is to ensure that we know where your child is and that you are all safe. Similarly, if your child is absent with illness for a prolonged period, we may make a home visit as part of our duty of care to your child.

Holiday Requests

All requests for term time absence should be made using the request form (link below) and in advance.

Term time holidays will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Unauthorised absences of 8 or more sessions could result in you receiving a penalty notice from the council in relation to the absence.  More information can be found on this below.

Letters to families (January 2023)

Please see below copies of letters sent to HPPS families in January 2023. These letters contain information about updates to our attendance approaches at HPPS from January 2023. All the information can also be found on the policies page.