Attendance and Absence Request
We want children to be in school so that they are able to learn. As a parent / carer, you have the legal responsibility to get your child into school on time. Our whole school target is 96% attendance throughout the year. At the end of each term, children are awarded with certificates if they achieve 100% attendance.
There have been significant changes to attendance requirements and those with parental responsibility can be fined if attendance drops below certain figures. We are linked with an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO). On a termly basis, the EWO meets with staff to ensure all children's attendance is where it should be. Where attendance issues have been identified, the school and the EWO decide on the level of support that the parents need to resolve the situation. Letters will be sent to parents so that they are fully aware of their children's attendance figures.
Sometimes families find it difficult to get into school. Let us know as we are here to help you!
Prior to June 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 allowed for headteachers to grant leave of absence for a term time family holiday in 'special circumstances' and for extended leave in exceptional circumstances.
Amendments to these regulations remove references to family holidays and extended leave. The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and that headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
Your rights and responsibilities
If your child is registered at school you must ensure that they attend regularly.
The regulations make it clear that parents do not have any right or entitlement to take a child out of school for the purposes of a term time holiday.