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Absence


Reporting an absence

To report that your child is absent from school please either leave a message on the office absence answerphone (01908 373640) or e-mail the office [email protected] before 9 am.

Request of absence form

If your child/children need time off school, please fill in the form below.

PHAT Absence Request Form

Request for Absence in Term Time – Information for Parents

School attendance regulations changed on 1st September 2013 under Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 which amends the existing 2006 regulations.

Under current government legislation, the school is unable to allow absence in term for the purpose of a holiday under any circumstances. The regulations do allow the school to continue to authorise absence in “exceptional circumstances”. Please find below a list of examples of allowable absences and those which will now be classed as unauthorised absences.

Allowed absence

Allowed absence in exceptional circumstances (at the discretion of the headteacher and in advance  of the event)

Absences not allowed under any circumstances

All requests for absence due to exceptional circumstances must be made by completing the ‘Request for Absence’ form which can be downloaded from our school website. The headteacher will then review each request and decide if it meets the criteria for authorisation. Parents should keep their copy of the authorisation in case they are required to prove their child has authorised absence during term time.

Please be aware that any holiday in term time will be treated as unauthorised and could result in a fine of £60 per child, per parent, being issued by the Council. For absence relating to an illness of five days or more, schools may request a doctor’s note to confirm the absence.

We hope that parents will understand that schools are bound by government legislation and make every effort to comply with the attendance regulations.