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Holbrook Primary School

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.

For more guidance from Hampshire County Council please click here

Click here for a Leave of absence form

Click here for attendance policy/guidance

Attendance exceptions

Good School Attendance Guide

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 schools – advice for parents and carers

Possible penalties for non-attendance

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.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/509679/The-link-between-absence-and-attainment-at-KS2-and-KS4-2013-to-2014-academic-year.pdf