Term Time Absences
ABSENCE FOR HOLIDAYS
Government guidelines mean that holidays during term time cannot be authorised unless in exceptional circumstances. Whilst we appreciate that significant savings can be made in taking holidays during term time, any time missed has a negative impact on the child’s academic progress, and we therefore actively discourage this practice. The school follows the advice of the Local Authority which is as follows:
Penalty Notices will be issued when:
• attendance is below 90% with at least 10 days lost due to unauthorised absence (these do not need to be consecutive)
• 5 days or more unauthorised absence due to holidays in term time
• a pupil arrives late after the registers are closed on 10 or more separate occasions.
Absences requested during term time should be done in advance.