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Gaywood Primary School

Please click the link to access our Attendance Policy. All parents are encouraged to read this document and to remind themselves of the

To view our Attendance Policy please click here

Attendance at School and Legal Intervention Letter can be viewed here

Holiday Requests

Here you will find all information on requesting leave of absence during term time.

As you may be aware from recent stories in the media, the regulations governing Term Time Holidays are changing. Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations and come into effect on the 1st September 2013.

The changes make clear that schools may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and the discretionary figure of 10 days absence has been removed. The new regulations will apply to all state schools in England.

This means that we will no longer authorise any holidays during term-time. Any child absent from school for a term time holiday will be registered as unauthorised. The regulations state that a parent who fails to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school can be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

If you need any support with this matter or you would like to discuss your child’s attendance please make an appointment to see your child’s class teacher in the first instance.

Holiday Request Form can be downloaded below