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Hove Junior School

Portland Road & Holland Road

"There is strong evidence of good systemic leadership and an aspirational culture, supporting strong outcomes for pupils and in raising standards for disadvantaged and SEND pupils" - Ofsted, February 2020


For reporting absence:

Portland Road site, please call  01273 916609 option 1

Holland Road site, please call  01273 916707 option 1



Registration is at 8.40 am for Holland Road site and 8.50 am for Portland Road site.

Children can feel unsettled and unprepared if they miss the start of the school day with the rest of their class and it is disruptive for everybody when children arrive once the lessons have begun. Give your child the best start to each day by getting them to school on time.

Persistant lateness will be fined according to the guidelines set out by the Local Authority.



Children are ill on occasions and we readily accept that when this is the case being at home is the best place to be. As a school we want all our children to be in good health so they are able to learn happily and confidently when they are here. The traffic light system is a really useful guide to help you to decide when to send your child into school and when to keep them at home.



Good attendance (95% or more) gives your child the best chance of success. If your child’s attendance falls below 95% it becomes a concern to the school. Regular lateness and absences will be followed up with formal contact with home.



To request an absence for any reason other than illness please contact the Headteacher, in advance, using the Absence of Learning form below, via email to / As a rule holidays in term time will not be authorised unless there are very exceptional circumstances.

Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) may be issued by the Local Authority to parents/carers of children taking unauthorised leave or 3 days of unauthorised absence within the same academic year (these do not have to be consecutive days of unauthorised absence). This will mean a fine of £60 per parent for each absent child. All monies are paid to the Local Authority, not the school and if not paid within 21 days of the notice being issued a further fine of £60 will be added.

Portland Road Absence of Learning Form

Holland Road Absence of Learning Form