Good attendance at school is essential for the welfare and progress of students. The parent of every child of compulsory school age (5 to 16) has a legal obligation to ensure that the child receives efficient full-time education. Our Attendance Guide gives you all the information you need to know about your child’s school attendance.
You do not have an automatic right to take your child/ren out of school during term time and doing so can cause much disruption. We are unable to authorise any requests for absence relating to holidays in term time.
Where absence is unavoidable, permission must be sought in advance by completing an Absence Request Form. In considering your request the school will consider:
- the time and duration of the absence
- your child’s record of attendance
- the learning that will be missed