The proper place for students to be on a school day is in school. If they are not in school, then there must be a justifiable reason. Parents or carers should report absence using Class Charts before 8.45am on the first day of any absence to tell us what is wrong. A note should be sent to school, on return, after being off sick.
For more general attendance concerns please contact your child’s assistant head of house.
School Attendance Law
There is a legal requirement for parents and carers to ensure that their children attend school regularly. Warrington Borough Council employ attendance officers who follow up on cases of non-school attendance. This legal requirement covers all circumstances, including family holidays.
Request for Leave of Absence – Holidays in Term Time
Leave from school for a family holiday cannot be authorised during term time except ‘under exceptional circumstances. The Department for Education makes it clear that schools cannot grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Parents and carers who would like the school to consider granting leave of absence during term time should write to Mrs A Crompton, detailing the exceptional circumstances which give rise to the request.
Your request should include the following information:
- Your child’s name,
- Your child’s year group,
- The dates of absence from school being requested, and
- The details of the exceptional circumstances.
The school will consider each request individually on its own merits, and parents and carers will be contacted in writing with the outcome. For more information, please check the school attendance policy in the policies section of our website.