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Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School

Absence

Overall attendance is consistently very high at our school.

Request for absence should be received at least ten days before the required absence.

Please note that with effect from September 2013 the government has amended its regulations regarding authorised absence from schools. Headteachers no longer have the discretion to authorise up to ten days absence per year in special circumstances for the purpose of a family holiday. Information on the website for the Department of Education states that ‘Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances’ – for example serious family illness or a family bereavement. Reference to leave in term time for a family holiday has been removed from the regulations.

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