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Absences during the School Term

Absence From School During Term Time

Parents/ Carers please remember that you DO NOT have a right to take children out of school on holiday during school term time.

All requests for holiday leave will be refused except in the most exceptional circumstances.

If you take your children without permission, their absence will be registered as unauthorised and your child could be at risk of losing their place at the school.

Our attendance target is 97.5%.  How does your child compare?

Attendance during one school year

Equals this number of days absent

Which is approximately this many weeks absent

Which means approximately this number of lessons missed


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons


38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons


57 days

11.5 weeks

290 lessons

Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child in adult life.  If your child’s level of absence is of serious concern you will receive a letter advising you about improving attendance.