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Excellent attendance promotes excellent learning. We know that regular school attendance is essential if children are to achieve their full potential as there is clear evidence of a link between poor attendance at school and lower academic achievement.

Our attendance policy sets out our approach to requests for leaves of absence during term time.  The graphic below serves as a useful visual reminder of the impact that absence from school can have.

Requests for school absence in term time may be authorised at the discretion of the Headteacher if deemed exceptional.

Leave of absence during term time is entirely at the discretion of the headteacher and is not a parental right. It is at the headteacher’s discretion to request the Local Authority to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice. 

A parent/carer requesting leave of absence during term time should make the application in writing, preferably using the form below, or email at least two weeks in advance.