Attendance & Absences from School
If your child is absent from school due to illness, please ring the school office to inform us of the reason. We ask parents to avoid appointments during the school day whenever possible. If this is unavoidable please provide us details in writing.
A parent has no legal right to take their child out of school. If a parent/ carer wishes do this they must apply to the school for permission in advance. Permission will only be given if the school is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances to justify any absence from school. Permission cannot be given after the event.
The law changed in September 2013, and schools can no longer give permission for holidays during term time unless exceptional circumstances can be shown. The occasions where permission will be given for holidays during term time will therefore be very limited. The schools will confirm the outcome of the request in writing and if permission is granted, the letter will state the number of days for which the student is allowed to be absent.
For any other absences please complete a Leave of Absence Request Form.