Child Attendance

Good attendance is a foundation for academic achievement and it underpins all aspects of personal development. It establishes a responsible attitude towards the opportunities available in school and further education and it is the basis for the world of work. Our school actively promotes and encourages attendance for all pupils. Our aim is to ensure that pupils come to school every day and arrive at school on time. We strive for attendance that is consistently outstanding for all groups of pupils.

Absence Procedure

Safa British School recognises that pupil absence during term time can seriously disrupt a pupil’s continuity of learning.  Parents are therefore strongly urged to avoid booking a family holiday in term time.

  • Parents should apply in advance to withdraw pupils from school for a holiday
  • No more than one period of holiday of no more than 10 (10) days in any academic year can be authorised

To request a holiday during term time, you will need to complete our Application for Leave of Absence form. When an absence is authorised, parents will be provided with written permission.

ISAMs is used as a way of recording attendance and punctuality and this is monitored by the Pastoral Team in alignment with KHDA expectations. Monthly reports will be printed from ISAMs and shared with teams in order to gain further information regarding a child’s absence.