We expect all children to be in school every day as it is major factor in their success at school. Other than illness, leave of absence requests will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances, such as a funeral. All requests are treated on a case by case basis. It is not a parental right to take their child out of school.
A request for Leave of Absence form should be completed at least 4 weeks prior to the leave. Please complete and submit this form if you want the Headteacher to consider your request for your child’s leave of absence for exceptional circumstances. We may ask for proof to back up your request.
If the absence is not authorised you may receive a penalty notice. Further detail is available in our Attendance Policy.
Parents and carers must notify the school of absence in advance, even if absence is expected to be Unauthorised. Failure to do so can be a safeguarding concern.