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ATTENDANCE

Statement of Leave of Absence

Please note that in accordance with changes in legislation from the Department for Education, from 1st September 2013 the Headteacher cannot grant any leave of absence, including holidays, during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as illness or change in family circumstance.

Parents who choose to take their children out of school for holiday during term-time should understand that this absence is almost certain to be coded as 'unauthorised' and that, ultimately, Northamptonshire County Council may enforce a fixed penalty notice should circumstances warrant this.  Please see www.northamptonshire.gov.uk for further details.  We ask that you notify us when children will be absent from school and for what reason, by completing the leave of absence form (below or available from the office) and returning to school at least two weeks before the start of the absence.