Parents are asked to prioritise their child’s education by using the school holiday weeks for
family holidays.

Following the changes to the attendance regulations made by the Department for
Education in September 2013 it has been made clear that head teachers may not grant any leave of
absence during term time. Any absence must be made in writing, in advance, to the Head Teacher.

It is especially important that children in Year 1 & 2 do not have any absences during the
Spring/Summer Terms when they will be involved in National Curriculum Tests.

For attendance policy please click the image below:


Kirkless Leave of Absence Guidance

DFE School Attendance guidance

DFE guidance on Attendance & Absence

Absence Request Form