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Attendance & Term Time Absence

Regular attendance at school is vital to help children achieve and get the best possible start in life and children who miss school can often fall behind. It is recognised that there is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results.

From 1 September 2013, government legislation states that schools are no longer allowed to authorise requests for children to be taken out of school for a holiday during term time. Requests for leave can only be granted by schools if there are exceptional circumstances, and holidays are not considered exceptional. Requests for leave must also be made to the school in advance, as the Department for

Education has told schools that they cannot authorise any absences after they have been taken.

The governing body have recently reviewed and revised our Attendance Policy and statement on term time absence in order to clarify the school’s position on this.

Should you have any questions at all, please contact our Headteacher Mrs Stanley-Wainwright or our Chair of Governors, Mrs Elizabeth Jackson.

Letter from the Chair of Governors regarding Term Time Absence

Statement on Term Time Absence

Attendance Policy

Leave of Absence Request Form