Leave of absence requests

Please read the following which has been taken directly from our Attendance Policy.

3.9 Leave of Absence Parents do not have an automatic right to remove their child from the Academy during term time for the purpose of a holiday. Students can only be granted a Leave of Absence for exceptional circumstances.

3.9.1 Parents wishing to take their child out of the Academy during term time for exceptional circumstances must complete a written request to the Principal before arrangements are made. The leave of absence form can be requested from the Attendance Officer, Miss A Beames Tel: 01254 885378.

3.9.2 All requests for leave of absence will be responded to in writing. Where a request has been granted the letter should state:

  • The expected date of return
  • That parents must contact the Academy should any delays occur
  • That the child’s place may be withdrawn if the family do not return as expected

3.9.3 If a student fails to return and contact with the parents has not been made or received, the Academy may take the student off the Academy’s roll in compliance with the Education (Student Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. This means that the child will lose their Academy place. The Academy will notify the Authority Children missing in Education (CME) team to assist in making contact with the family before removing the student from role.

3.9.4 If the permission to take leave is not granted and the student still takes leave, the absence will be unauthorised. In such cases the Academy will issue a Penalty Notice.

(Link to Attendance Policy coming soon)

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