Attendance and Punctuality

UKHSA advice for education and childcare settings amid high levels of flu, COVID-19 and scarlet fever

As winter illnesses continue to circulate at high levels and pupils are returning to education, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has published a reminder on how to minimise the spread of illness in education and childcare settings. Click here

UKHSA advice remains clear that children can continue to attend as normal unless they are unwell and have a high temperature. Further information on when a child is too ill for school or nursery is available. Click here

There is no requirement to be absent from school on a precautionary basis. School staff should continue to maintain their high expectations for face-to-face attendance.



Our Grove Expectations

Pupils, staff and parents are:

• Good listeners and thoughtful speakers
• Are honest and tell the truth
• Are kind and don’t hurt others or their feelings
• Respect all property
• Are supportive of others
• Always do our best
• We treat others as we would like to be treated

Mission statement: “Enjoy, learn, achieve”


Attendance – Our Vision

100% attendance for every child

At Grove School parents, children, staff and governors believe that:

• Every child is important to and is valued by the school
• The school has a commitment to providing the highest possible standard of pastoral care, guidance, support and education and this is harder to achieve if children have poor attendance/punctuality
• Good attendance and punctuality will prepare children for adult life
• We do not want children to experience feelings of isolation, being behind with work or being left out of school events.


It is therefore the responsibility of the whole school community to ensure all children attend school regularly and form good habits in punctuality.


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School Policies

Grove School attendance policy ( click on link to open)

Late arrival and collection policy (click on link to open)

Whole school letter (click on link to open)


Grove School follow Birmingham City Council's attendance procedures for Fast Track to improve attendance and leave in term time.  The guidance can be found below.


Fast Track to Improve Attendance.

These can be found at:


Information about the process school follows with regard to Leave in Term Time can be found at:


The Designated Liaison Person is Ms J. Baker
The lead administrator for attendance is Miss M Murphy


Elective Home Education

The school follows the Birmingham City Council policy for Elective Home Education.

This policy can be found at:

Information from Birmingham City Council for parents can be found at:

Birmingham Local Authority encourages parents / carers to inform them directly of the withdrawal of a child from school, even though schools will also notify the local authority.

We request that parents inform the Head Teacher of their intent to home educate in writing.


For Birmingham City Council advice on school attendance please click here.





















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