We set very high standards with regard to attendance. Regular attendance is very important and absences should be restricted to unavoidable circumstances such as illness or family difficulties. We are legally required to keep accurate records of attendance and to supply data on attendance to the Local Authority. Because of this, a reason must be provided for all absences, otherwise they cannot be authorised.  Please report the reason for any absence to Mrs Pitkin or Mrs Jones or to your child’s teacher as soon as possible,  before 8:50am on the day of absence.


Holidays during term time cannot be authorised. The school now enforces fixed penalty fines for  unauthorised absences


Unexplained absences are always queried.


We encourage good attendance at school and an Attendance Certificate is awarded each term to the class with the highest attendance.  Children with attendance of 100% throughout the year are rewarded with a Good Attendance Certificate at the end of the year.  A record of each child’s attendance is included in their end of year report.


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Brookland Junior School

Elm Drive Cheshunt,

Waltham Cross






Tel: 01992 624487






School hours


Monday to Friday

8.40am - 3.20pm