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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.


Moments Matter, Attendance Counts!

From the first day of term to the last, the small moments in a school day make a real difference to your child.

King’s Hedges Educational Federation expects attendance at school to be 100%, unless there are exceptional or unavoidable reasons for absence.

As a school, we are committed to working with you to support a positive attitude to attendance for your child.

If absences becomes a concern, we will ensure regular communication between school and home; offer guidance and support for you and the child; signpost you to other possible support networks – all with the focus to improve attendance and ensure your child is happy, attending school and progressing well.

It is right for parents to keep children away from school when they are not well enough to attend lessons, but not to keep children away from school for minor illness (such as a light headache, sore finger, cold sore, slight cold). 

See the link from the NHS ‘is my child too ill for school’ to help you make the right choice and encourage a positive attitude in your child in attending school.

In some cases, children are able to return to school once they have received treatment, for example impetigo, conjunctivitis and headlice. Again, the NHS link has further guidance.

If you are in doubt, please send your child to school and we will always contact you if we think that they are too poorly to be here.

If your child is reluctant to attend school in the morning, please bring them in and we can support you and your child with unpicking the issue. Once they are in school, they are happy and flourishing!


To view the Attendance Policy, please visit: School Information/Policies


'Leaders promote good attendance. Swift action is taken each day to follow up any absence and leaders are able to share examples of where individual pupils’ attendance has improved considerably. Detailed information about the importance of good attendance to support learning is regularly shared with parents. As a result, attendance is above the national average.' OFSTED 2019