Skip to content ↓


Going to school regularly is important for your child’s future. Parents are responsible for making sure their children receive full-time education. At Kings Heath Primary School we strive to achieve the national expectations for attendance and to reduce the number of pupils who are persistently absent. 

In order to support families to improve attendance and provide our children with the best possible chance of succeeding, we will continue to follow the 5 Foundations of Effective Attendance Practice framework. The Foundations framework is completely child-centred to ensure we understand how to support any identified attendance concerns within the school. 

The Foundations approach will ensure KHPS reports information to parents using a day’s approach rather than percentage.  The aim of this approach is to clarify expectations and communicate more effectively with parents regarding absence from school.   

The  attendance support map (below) identifies the level of support a child will receive to prevent further school absence. This approach will allow the response to be proportional to days lost over the full school year and will allow the school to ensure any support is provided proactively and early.