Our school policy is to refuse permission for children to take holidays during school time.

In April 2012 a review of school attendance was undertaken, with recommendations being made to the Department for Education to improve attendance in schools.  An update was released on 31st July on implementing the recommendations from the review.  In the future, the Government will be focusing on overall and persistent absence rather than authorised and unauthorised absence.  The attendance data will show overall and persistent absence and therefore holidays should always be taken during school holiday dates which are published a year in advance.

Reducing absence from school is a key priority and we would appreciate your support with this.