From 1st September 2013 the regulations regarding pupils’ leave of absence changed and stated that schools will not be able to grant leave of absences for holidays in term time. The amendments to these regulations make clear that headteachers shall not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Registration is at 08.55 am (doors will open at 08.50 am to give you chance to drop your child off and pass any messages on to the class teacher before registration).
The school day finishes at 3.30 pm.
Nursery times are 08.40 -11.40 am and 12.40 – 3.40 pm.
If your child is ill, please contact the school office on the first day of absence before 9am. There is a dedicated answer phone to leave a message on, or you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where it is essential for medication to be administered in school (asthma, diabetes, anaphylactic shock) parents must give written permission and directions about how and when to use – a form is available from the school office.
A reminder that from now on we will not be able to grant leave of absence for holidays in term time. This has to be our policy from now on as the government has made changes to school attendance regulations which come into effect from 1st September 2013. The amendments to these regulations make clear that Headteachers shall not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Where possible we also need to request that medical appointments are also made out of school hours.
The government has made these changes because of the negative impact it has on learning and progress when children do not attend school. Consequently any holiday taken during term time will have to be recorded as unauthorised absence. Therefore, I must strongly encourage you to only take holidays during the school holiday times. This will be the policy at both the Infant and Junior Schools. Thank you for your support in this matter.
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