Every school day counts

At Helena Romanes School, we want our pupils to enjoy coming to school and benefit from the academic and social experiences we offer each and every day. Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success.
Regular attendance in school is about giving children the best possible start in life.

Why is it important to attend school every day?

  • Our learning is progressive. Each day we build upon the knowledge and experiences of the previous day and make important links between subjects and concepts
  • School is an opportunity to socialise and engage with other children, developing important social skills
  • Enrichment experiences including class trips, visitors and sporting events are not every day activities that can be recreated

In line with Government guidance, we monitor attendance regularly and have a target of 96% attendance. We want the very best for your child, and know that being at school every day will help them on their journey to success.

How can You Help?

  • Encourage your child to come to school each day! 

  • Model the value of education and talk to your child about the importance of attendance

  • Share their experiences of the school day and talk to them about the exciting opportunities we have in school

  • Work with us to overcome any barriers that you or your child may be facing

REporting an Absence

  • All absence should be reported by 8:45am on the day of absence

  • Call: 01371 876593 to report an absence. If you are unable to contact us via telephone, please email:

  • Absence should be reported for each day of sickness

  • Parents and carers should identify the reason for the absence

  • Children should return to school as soon as they are well enough to

*If your child has a sickness bug, they should not return until 48 hours after their last incident of sickness.

We are here to help and want to work together to support you and your child. Please do contact one of the team if we can be of assistance in this matter.