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    Parental Request Form for Leave of Absence for the purpose of a family

    holiday

    Relevant legislation: Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 1751

    The Education (Student Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 Regulation 7: Leave of absence

    Relevant DfES Guidance Keeping Student Registers September 2006

    Leave of absence may only be granted by Ms J Bowman, Principal. A student may be granted leave of absence to enable him/her to go away on holiday where

    (a) an application has been made in advance to the Principal by a parent with whom the child normally resides. And

    (b) the Principal considers that leave of absence should be granted due to the special circumstances relating to that application.

    Except in exceptional circumstances, a student shall not be granted more than ten school days leave of absence in any school year. When considering a request the school should take into account:

    the amount of time requested

    age of the student

    the students general absence/attendance record

    proximity of SATs and public examinations

    length of the proposed leave

    students ability to catch up the work

    students educational needs/attainment cf. potential

    general welfare of the student

    circumstances of the request

    purpose of the leave

    frequency of the activity

    when the request was made If a request, or any part of it, is refused, and the child does not attend school, or if days in excess of granted leave are taken, that absence will be Unauthorised.

    Please note: if a request is not made prior to a students absence due to holiday, the absences cannot be authorised, as permission cannot be given retrospectively. The absences should be coded G and Education Welfare Service should be informed. The Education Welfare Service will be informed of Unauthorised Absences relating to requests for leave of absence and will take appropriate action, which could include a Penalty Notice or prosecution.

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    Request for Leave of Absence

    Please complete your request for Leave of Absence and submit to the Principal, before you book your holiday. Name of Student . Tutor Group Address ... .. Contact telephone number(s) .... I would like to request that the above student is given Leave of Absence from school for the purpose of a holiday From to (please give dates) Total number of days student would be absent from school Name of Parent/Guardian with whom child resides: (please print) .. Signature of Parent/Guardian with whom child resides: ..... (Parent: please keep Page 1 and complete and return Page 2 to the Principal as soon as possible) Please consider the following facts: A student who is authorised to take 10 days holiday during one whole academic year will only attain only 94.7% attendance There is a strong link between the amount of absence and the results/qualifications that a student achieves. Every lesson matters children who have time off often find it difficult to catch up and do well at school.

    Research suggests that just 17 days missed from school equates to a GCSE grade

    Source: DCSF

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    School Response Form for Leave of Absence for the purpose of a family

    holiday

    Relevant legislation: Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 1751

    The Education (Student Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 Regulation 7: Leave of absence

    Relevant DfES Guidance Keeping Student Registers September 2006

    Leave of absence may only be granted by Ms J Bowman, Principal.

    Name of Student . Tutor Group . Date of submission to Principal Requested by (Name of Parent) . (*Please strike through remainder of this page if request is refused) *I authorise days Leave of Absence from school for a family holiday *from to . (dates) *The expected date of return is: If anything delays the students return to school on this date you must contact the school immediately. If the student fails to return on this date the Principal will make a decision as to whether the absences will be authorised or unauthorised. If the student fails to return from an extended holiday within the 10 school days immediately following this date, the Education Welfare Service will be informed. There may then be grounds to delete from this schools Admission Register the name of this student (other grounds also apply). If the absences are Unauthorised the Education Welfare Service will be informed and will take appropriate action, which could include a Penalty Notice or prosecution.

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    (*Please strike through remainder of this section if request is granted) *I do not authorisedays Leave of Absence from school for a family holiday fromto. (dates) Reason(s) for refusing a request for Leave of Absence (or refusing some days of the request) (please add comments)

    the amount of time requested:

    age of the student:

    the students general absence/attendance record: %

    proximity of SATs and public examinations:

    length of the proposed leave:

    students ability to catch up the work:

    students educational needs; attainment cf. potential:

    general welfare of the student:

    circumstances of the request:

    purpose of the leave:

    frequency of the activity:

    when the request was made:

    other: If the student is subsequently absent on any of these dates, the Education Welfare Service will be informed and will take appropriate action, which could include a Penalty Notice or prosecution. The absences will be Unauthorised, unless legitimate reasons, in writing, are offered and accepted, for the absences. Signed..Principal Date:.... cc: Students file

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