Absence Requests

Absence Requests:

Should you wish to take your child out of school for any reason other than a medical appointment, please contact the school as soon as possible.

How to let us know:

  • A telephone call 01329 232571. The office is staffed from 8.30am. Please bear in mind that the line is often busy.
  • Email Mrs Bell on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We will attempt to contact you if your child is not in school and we have not had a reason for absence, it is therefore essential that we have a current number on which to contact you.

For Your Information:

There are 13 weeks of school holidays each year and the Government believes that family holidays should be taken in this time. Amendments to the 2006 Education regulations make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. An example of an exceptional circumstance is a parent who is in the armed forces and home on leave.

Leave of Absence is granted only in exceptional circumstances and must be sought in writing. Applications will not be considered during the first half of the autumn term, if a child’s attendance has fallen below 96% or where the academic progress is causing a concern.

Leave taken without the Headteachers’ permission is recorded as “unauthorised” on the pupil records and will affect a child’s attendance record. This could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued to parent.

Should you wish to request leave of absence during the school term, please fill in a Leave of Absence Form and return it to the school office for consideration.

Please click here for information on possible penalties for non-attendance.