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.

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Click here for a leave of absence form

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Attendance Expectations Letter July 2017

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://www.gov.uk/government/publications/absence-and-attainment-at-key-stages-2-and-4-2012-to-2013df