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Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful
Stokeinteignhead Primary School
Curious, Determined, Resourceful and Respectful

Reporting and Requesting Absence

If your child is unable to attend school for any reason please telephone or e-mail the school office to let us know.

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea we ask that he/she does not return to school for 48 hours as this type of illness can be very infectious.

 

From 1 September 2013 new DfE regulations came into force regarding leave of absence for children from school. The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must be in exceptional circumstances.

 

Parents are required to complete and return an S2 form to the school office.

(available from through the link to the right,  or from the office)

 

Further information on attendance and absence can be found in our attendance policy located in Policy Documents

 

You can access our attendance policy by clicking here

Leave of Absence in Term Time 
Guidance on exceptional circumstances 

The list below whilst not exhaustive will give some examples of the types of absence which may or may not be authorised.

 

Absences which will not be authorised.

 

  • Family holidays.
  • Looking after siblings or unwell parents
  • Any type of shopping
  • Birthdays
  • Resting after a late night
  • Relatives visiting or visiting relatives

 

Absences which could be considered exceptional

 

  • Participating (not spectating) in Sporting or Cultural activities which fall during term time (The school can determine the length of the absence which is authorised and may not authorise absence for the same event year on year)
  • Times of bereavement
  • Visiting relatives who are seriously ill.
  • Religious Observance

 

The school can also take into account a child’s previous attendance record when considering whether to authorise an absence or not. It is also important to note that the school can determine the length of the absence to be authorised.

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