Absences from School


In line with the regulations provided by the Government, the school will not authorise requests of leave of absence that are not considered exceptional. 


Parents are reminded that if they take their child on holiday during term time they will incur unauthorised absences for the child.  This could mean parents are issued with a fixed penalty notice and/or court action.


If parents wish to request leave of absence for exceptional circumstances, they should put it in writing or email the school at least two weeks before the anticipated start date.  The reason for the request must be given in detail and it should be noted that such absences will not be authorised retrospectively.

Below is an information leaflet from Derbyshire County Council about School Attendance and the Law along with our Attendance and Absence Policy.
Additional information regarding school attendance in Derbyshire can be found here https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/schools/welfare-services/attendance/school-attendance.aspx