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Request for Absence

Parents do not have a right to take their children out of school for holidays during term time. By law you must ask permission for your child to miss school. The DFE advise parents not to disadvantage their child’s education by taking holidays in term time. Due to changes in Government legislation that came into effect on 1st September 2013 we are no longer able to authorise absences including holidays in term time unless they are in exceptional circumstances that can be proved. If the absence is not authorised you may receive a £60 penalty notice. This is levied per parent, per child and if not paid within 28 days increases to £120.

Unauthorised absence is deemed as truancy even if sanctioned by the parent.

Please click on the link at bottom of page to print off a request for absence form...


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Nichola Lewington,
18 Sep 2017, 02:51
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