Holbeach Primary School is committed to providing a full and efficient educational experience for all pupils. We believe that if pupils are to benefit from education, good attendance is crucial.

Throughout our school we celebrate achievement and recognise that attendance is a critical factor for a productive and successful school career.

There is an expectation that over the course of an academic year a child’s attendance will be 95% or more. Absence that falls below 90% is categorised by the government as persistent absence.

Please see the table below for how absence impacts on your child’s learning:


Any absence should be reported to the school office first thing in the morning, giving a reason for the child’s absence.

Absence is monitored by the schools attendance officer and regular or persistent absences will be discussed with parents as this is in breach of the home school agreement.

Please click here to download a 'Request for Leave' form


Children who arrive after 9:00am must report to the office to sign in. They will be recorded as late, before being taken to their classroom.

Regular or persistent lateness will be discussed with parents as late arrivals are in breach of the home school agreement and can lead to a child missing a significant amount of learning time; a child who regularly arrives 15 minutes late for school will lose over an hour of learning time each week, equating to a week of lost learning time over the course of the school year. Late arrivals also disrupt the learning time for other pupils.

Further Information

For more information about attendance and punctuality please use the link below to download our attendance policy.