At Halfpenny Lane, we believe that for children to get the most from their education it’s vital they attend regularly. They should be at school, on time, every day the school is open; unless a reason for absence is unavoidable. It’s very important that parents ensure this happens. Absences should be reported via our absence phone number: 01977 703270.

Children should be lined up in the playground for registration at 8.50am. Children who arrive after 9am need to enter through the main Reception area to be signed in.


Arriving 10 minutes
late every day


Means they miss 32 hours
of lesson time each year


Which is equivalent to 6
whole school days lost

Attendance Statistics

Attendance Week
Year 1 to Year 6 95.31%
Reception to Year 6 95.18%
Nursery 92.41%
Disadvantaged Week
FSM 93.90%
Non FSM 95.49%
GAP -1.59%
SEN Support 95.64%
No SEN Status 95.76%
Gap -0.12%
Persistent Absence
All Pupils

Our Attendance Policy aims to improve attendance and punctuality, and sets out how we’ll achieve this together.

Attendance Policy

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