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Late/Absence Procedures

Absences - Parents are asked to notify the School Office by 9.30am by telephone or email on the first day of absence with the reason your child is off. 

 
Leave of Absence - The law regarding Leave of Absence in term time has recently changed.  Leave of absence for family holiday can no longer be granted during term time. 
 
Leave of Absence can only be granted if there is an exceptional circumstance such as death in the family or critical illness. 
 
The Headteacher now determines the number of school days for which a child can be absent should the leave be granted.  If parents take children out of school without the schools consent i.e. for a family holiday the absence will appear as unauthorised both for the school and on the child’s attendance record.  Parents can be fined for taking children out of school for a family holiday during term time without consent from the school.
 
If you are unsure about any other request other than holiday being considered as an exceptional circumstance please do come and speak Mrs Dieppe.

[March 2015]
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