Unauthorised leave of absence
In 2013, the DfE issued revised Advice on School Attendance (which can be found at
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/attendance/f00221879/advice-on-school-attendance) and amended the Pupil Registration Regulations 2006.
Gomersal Primary School will be coming inline with Kirklees Schools Attendance Guidance and from September 2015 will be issuing Penalty Notices for unauthorised leave of absence.
Leave of Absence
As a general rule, children should not be absent from school for the purposes of a holiday. Holidays in term time can be both disruptive to your child’s learning and to the school.
While absence for a holiday in term time may be granted in exceptional circumstances, it is entirely the school’s decision and is not a parental right.
You should seek the head teacher’s permission for a term time holiday BEFORE you book the holiday, using the schools ‘Absence Request Form’
A penalty notice, for each parent of each child may be issued: