If a child is absent from school for any reason it is a legal requirement that parents inform the school in writing, or by telephone message. However, a written note must be sent when the child returns to school. If a child is going on holiday in term time, parents must inform school at least two weeks in advance of the intended trip and complete an Education Welfare Service application form available from the school office.

The Headteacher can no longer authorise any holidays during term time. Any time off school can only be authorised if it is an exceptional circumstance and unfortunately holidays are not classed as exceptional circumstances. Time taken off school for holidays will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.