Attendance Information

Everyone understands that children can be ill and if that is the case please contact the school attendance hotline on 020 8274 1919 and let us know why your child will not be in.

Good attendance in school is vital to give children the best chance of reaching their full potential. 

Every day counts and you can see in the table below how a few days absence can really make a big difference.


Learning Hours Lost


Threshold Attendance

Actual Attendance

Whole Days Absent

Learning Hours Lost



190 days




188 days

2 days

10 hours



186 days

4 days

20 hours


184 days

6 days

30 hours


182.5 days

7.5 days

37.5 hours

Cause for concern


180.5 days

9.5 days

47.5 hours


179 days

11 days

55 hours


177 days

13 days

65 hours


175 days

15 days

75 hours


173 days

17 days

85 hours


90%  -87%

171 – 165 days

19 – 25 days

95 – 125 hours

Serious cause for concern


163 days

27 days

135 hours



161.5 – 152 days

28.5 – 38 days

142.5 – 190 hours

When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher’s instructions and the introduction to the lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.


Do you know how much learning children miss out on when they are late?


Minutes late by day during a school year

Equivalent days of teaching lost in a year

5 minutes

3.4 days

10 minutes

6.9 days

15 minutes

10.3 days

20 minutes

13.8 days


How can you help?

  • Ensure your child arrives in time. School starts at 8.45am.
  • Prepare packed lunches and school bags the night before.
  • Make sure there is plenty of time for the morning routine.


Punctuality is important for children to start the day off. If you need support and advice about punctuality issues please contact the school

Request for Term time absence

Please be advised that term time absences should be avoided, however should circumstances become unavoidable please use the form below to request an absence and return it to the school office.

A paper copy of the form will be available in the school office should you need it.

Leave of Absence Form


Hard Federation

 On behalf of the staff, pupils and governors of Furze Infants and Warren Junior School I would like to welcome you to our federation. We are two schools working together under one Governing Body for the benefit of our pupils and the success of the community we live in.

We believe our schools gain from working collaboratively, more importantly, we strive to provide a seamless transition for our pupils between the two schools.

Mr. G. Wilder OBE

Executive Consultant

A WELCOME FROM THE EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT A Welcome from the Chair of Governors