Absence During Term Time
As a Headteacher I am unable to authorise absence unless there are exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances may include, for example, occasions where the timing of an event is outside of your control, such as a family funeral, grandparent or other close relative is seriously ill and you must leave in an emergency. Exceptional circumstances are events that are not going to occur again. Family holidays do not meet this criteria.
If there are exceptional circumstances, parents are asked to write, giving a full explanation of the exceptional circumstances and provide evidence to support your application. I will then write to you to tell you whether the absence can be authorised.
As a school we follow the Bradgate Education Trust Policy and guidelines and may refer 10 or more unauthorised sessions (5 days) to Leicestershire County Council. A penalty notice and fine may then be issued.
As a school we are working extremely hard to improve the educational experience for children in our school and to maximise their progress and leaning. We ask that you continue to support us by ensuring that your children are in school during term time.