292 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 6SX

01132660728

school.office@ihomcps.co.uk

Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic Primary School

With Mary, we put Jesus at the heart of our work, love and learning

Leave During Term Time NE/XT Attendance Policy

                                                  

 

 DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION GUIDELINES

 

  • From 1st September 2013, schools have not been allowed to authorise any requests for children to be taken out of school for a holiday during term time.
  • Requests for leave can only be granted in exceptional circumstances, and a holiday would not be considered exceptional.
  • Requests for leave must also be made to the school in advance, as the DfE have told schools that they cannot authorise any absences after they have been taken. A Leave of Absence form can be collected from the school office - once completed it should be forwarded to the school office. All Leave of Absence requests will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Even if a holiday/leave of absence is authorised by the school it will affect the child’s percentage attendance.  Coupled with any periods of illness, it could mean that the child’s attendance becomes a cause for concern

 

 

 

PARENTS MAY RECEIVE A PENALTY NOTICE IF THEIR CHILD IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT PERMISSION. FROM SEPTEMBER 2013 THE COST OF THESE NOTICES WILL BE £60 PER CHILD PER PARENT IF PAID WITHIN 21 DAYS, AND £120 IF PAID BETWEEN 22 AND 28 DAYS.