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Pupil Attendance - Leave in Term Time

Following a report written in April 2012 by Charlie Taylor, Expert Behaviour Adviser for the Department for Education, the Government has amended key legislation relating to attendance from September 2013. This decision has been made to encourage schools to take a firmer stance on unnecessary absence and to dispel the myth held by many parents that there is an entitlement to time off school for holidays in term time.

As of 1st September 2013 Head teachers cannot authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please speak to Mrs Reynolds if you think your circumstances are exceptional.