Attendance atHighfield J&I


At Highfield Junior and Infant School, we believe that regular school attendance is key for our children to achieve their potential. Pupils with good attendance records benefit from:

• maximising educational opportunities

• developing good habits for secondary school and adult life

• making and maintaining friendships

We encourage and reward our good attenders in our assemblies on a whole class basis.

Our target attendance is 96%

Here is how you can help your children and our school achieve this!:

• Be on time- school doors open at 8.40am and are closed promptly at 8.55am. If your child arrives after 8.55am they must enter school via the school office.

• Please ensure that non-urgent appointments (e.g. routine dental/ medical) are made out of school times where possible. If this is unavoidable- please provide copies of appointment letters/ cards.

• Do not book holidays in term time, in line with the Government ruling, these will not be authorised and penalty notices and fines will be issued where appropriate.

• Inform the school of absences, providing valid reasons- this must be done each day as early as possible. Please call the school office on 0121 647 1708



The school day starts at 8:40am and finishes at 3:15pm. It is important for children to arrive and be collected promptly. If you are persistently late to pick up your child, this will result in a meeting with SLT to resolve the issue.

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Contact Us

Highfield Junior & Infant School
Highfield Road
B8 3QF

Phone: 0121 647 1708



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