Attendance, Absence and Holiday requests

The law says that parents/carers do not have the right to take their child out of school for a holiday during term time. Under the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006, head teachers have a discretionary power to authorise leave in exceptional circumstances during term time.

Requests for leave in term time must be made 6 weeks prior to the date and in writing on the leave request form which is available from the school. It is strongly advised that you do not book your leave until approval has been given.

If there are extenuating circumstances for additional sessions off, reasons can be put in writing to the Head teacher and will be kept on file for the Education Social Worker to read. It is therefore paramount the parents/carers communicate closely with school reference any absence so it can be logged appropriately. Being punctual at the start of the school day is key to this policy.