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Absence from the academy in term time

Attendance is tracked for all pupils daily, weekly and termly as good attendance is closely linked to the outcome of good progress.

Pupils with attendance below 90% are classed as PA pupils - Persistent absentees and parents are requested to  engage with the academy to improve their child's attendance.

It is therefore discouraged that leave is taken during term time, even for a few days as this coupled with the inevitable short illnesses that most pupils have during the year can easily affect pupils attendance to below 90%.

Family holidays are not authorised and until recently fines were a sanction for unauthorised holidays.  This may well be the case again in the future due to the recent High Court ruling that said pupils should not have authorised absence in term times for family holidays.

If you do require that your child has leave for EXCEPTIONAL  circumstances then please complete the attached form and send to the academy.  It may be considered by governors and leave authorised it the criteria is met.