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We are required by law to keep a record of reasons for children's absence from school.

The Government made amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1st September 2013. These state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during the term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Parents needing leave of absence for exceptional circumstances should complete a form at least two weeks before the anticipated start date. This form can be downloaded below. The reason for the request should be given in detail.

Leave taken that is unauthorised will be referred for a fixed penalty notice.

If absence is higher than 5%, at any point in the year, you may be required to provide additional evidence of any illnesses.

If absence is higher than 10% then the local authority will be informed, who may make a decision to issue a penalty notice or to prosecute. Further information can be found in our attendance policy located in the policies section of the website.