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  • Attending school is crucial for young children's learning, socialization, and future success
  • Attending school helps young children develop cognitive and social skills, fosters curiosity, and sets the foundation for future academic and personal success.
  • Regularly missing school can lead to a significant gap in a child's education, affecting their academic progress and future opportunities.

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Requests for absence should be submitted as soon as you are aware of the need for leave &, where possible, not less than two weeks prior to the start of the absence. Forms not received within this timescale may not be considered. Proof (doctor’s note, prescription etc) will be required for children who are absent from school with sickness the day before or the day after an unauthorised period of 4 days absence. If this is not provided the sickness will be unauthorised. 

The Trust’s policy is not to authorise holidays during term time. 

When requesting an absence during term time parents/carers are requested to consider the following:

  • By missing lessons will my child fall behind or fail to make progress?
  • Will missing lessons interfere with preparation for national tests in Yr2 & 6 or with GCSE / A Level study?
  • Has my child missed lessons during the school term due to ill health or other absences?

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