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

Doors open at 8.50am and the morning session starts promptly at 9.00am. Children who arrive late need to enter through the main Reception area and be signed in.


Attendance Target


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

Our Attendance Policy aims to improve attendance and punctuality, and sets out how we will achieve this together. Our attendance policy can be found here.

Holidays During Term Time

The Headteacher is not able to authorise holidays in term except in special circumstances. If you wish to take your child out of school during term time then you will need to submit an Absence Request form. Please be aware that the Education Welfare Department may impose a fixed penalty if your child is away for five days or more.