Attendance

The Heathcoat day…

  • 8.50am-8.55am – Registration is open
  • 8.55am-9.15am – Your child will be marked as ‘Late’
  • 9.15am Onwards – Your child is marked as ‘Unauthorised Late’. This mark will count towards the absence record.

If your child is unwell or will not be attending school for any reason please contact the school before 9.15am and leave a message on the answer phone or email attendance@heathcoat.devon.sch.uk.  If we do not hear from you, your child will be marked as ‘Unauthorised Absent’ and this will affect their attendance levels.

The school day ends at 3.15pm

We believe that good attendance is the key to good learning outcomes.

We do not authorize term-time holidays unless the circumstances are exceptional.  Each case is decided on its own merits, by the Head of School, without reference to decisions made in relation to other children or families.

As part of our Attendance Policy, we identify children whose attendance is a cause of concern or celebration.

In the event that a child’s attendance is a cause for ongoing concern, letters are sent to parents to alert them to the need for an improvement in their child’s attendance.

We also have several ways to celebrate good attendance!

HPS Attendance Policy Nov 2022

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