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Leave of Absence

This form must be completed BEFORE the period of absence. Pupils should only be absent during term time in exceptional circumstances.

The Government guidelines for attendance is 95%. Any pupil with an attendance level of 90% or below is classed as a ‘persistent absentee’ (this excludes children with certain medical conditions where school attendance is expected to be lower).

We acknowledge that it can be especially difficult for children with disabilities to attend school everyday and we want to work with our families to ensure that children are in school every day possible. If you are struggling with your child’s attendance or are considering taking your child out of school during term time then please contact the family support team ( as they may be able to help with routines, changes to transport arrangements or even childcare arrangements via short breaks.

If you would like to request a term time leave of absence please use the form below. Please note: We ask parents/carers to complete the form no less than 20 school days (4 weeks) before commencement of the leave of absence.

Leave of absence request

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