Shenley Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 7JZ

01442 211963

Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School


Happy learners. Aiming high.





Children need to be in school consistently in order to learn and build positive relationships with their peers and adults.  We recognise the fact that as an Infant School we teach young children who can be prone to illness as they are building up their immune system.  However, if they are well they MUST be in school.

In line with the School’s attendance policy and Government guidance we are unable to authorise any requests for holiday during term time. Requests for absence in exceptional circumstances maybe be authorised at the discretion of the Head teacher.  As such, should you take a holiday during term time your child's absence will be marked as unauthorised.

Is my child well enough to be in school?

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Fixed Penalty Notices

Section 23 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 empowers schools to issue penalty notices in cases of unauthorised absence of pupils of statutory school age.

At Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School we expect parents to work with us to address attendance problems. If a pupil has at least 15 sessions (half day =1 session) unauthorised absence, in the current and/or previous term, the head teacher may ask the LA to issue a Penalty Notice.

The amount payable is £60 (per parent) if paid within 21 days or £120 (per parent) if paid after 21 days but within 28 days of receipt of the notice.  If the penalty notice remains unpaid after the expiry of the payment period and the Local Authority has not withdrawn the notice, the Local Authority will prosecute for the offence under section 444 of the Education Act 1996.

Every day counts

As an Infant School, the children are often prone to illness and infection until they build more of a resistance to bugs and germs.

However, to encourage good attendance and help your children make the best possible progress in their learning we are keeping you informed of attendance figures for the school, your child's class and individual attendance.

Attendance Policy (pdf 306kb)

 Weekly Class Attendance Figures 

Week commencing 18th July 2022

Chestnut 82%
Maple 79.3%
Oak 78.6%
Hazel 70.2%
Beech 86.2%
Pine 84.3%



Well done to all classes who achieved above 95%

Spring Term 2022 Attendance
January to April 2022

(attendance for 96% and above is classed as 'good')

Chestnut 89.1%
Maple 87.8%
Oak 91.8%
Hazel 86.4%
Beech 91%
Pine 92.4%