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Leave of Absence

Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances.  In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional.

Leave of absence form

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Attendance exceptions

Good School Attendance Guide

Behaviour and attendance guidance for parent/carers

Penalty Notice Warning in accordance with Hampshire County Council’s Code of conduct:  If a child has any unauthorised absence during any formal examinations, testing or assessment as publicised via our school website or parent/carer newsletters this will result in the issuing of a Penalty Notice for non-attendance.

INFORMATION ON PENALTY NOTICES for non-attendance at school – advice to parents and carers leaflet -FEBRUARY 2019

Information for parents/carers:

There is much research that shows a strong correlation between high attendance and high attainment for all children. A recent publication from the Department for Education publication indicated that even missing a short amount of time from school can reduce every pupil’s chance of securing the grades they are capable of achieving.