Request for Absence Form
If your child/children need time off school, please use the form below to send in your request.
*Please note the information below that explains what absence can and cannot be authorised by the school.
Request for Absence in Term Time – Information for Parents
School attendance regulations changed on 1st September 2013 under Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 which amends the existing 2006 regulations.
Under current government legislation, the school is unable to allow absence in term for the purpose of a holiday under any circumstances. The regulations do allow the school to continue to authorise absence in “exceptional circumstances”. Please find below a list of examples of allowable absences and those which will now be classed as unauthorised absences.
Allowed absence in exceptional circumstances (at the discretion of the Principal and in advance of the event)
Absences not allowed under any circumstances
All requests for absence due to exceptional circumstances must be made by completing the ‘Request for Absence’ form that can be downloaded from our school website. The Principal will then review each request and decide if it meets the criteria for authorisation. Parents should keep their copy of the authorisation in case they are required to prove their child has authorised absence during term time.
Please be aware that any holiday in term time will be treated as unauthorised and may result in a fine of £60 per child, per parent, being issued by Northamptonshire County Council. For absence relating to illness of five days or more, schools may request a doctor’s note to confirm the absence.
We hope that parents will understand that schools are bound by the government legislation and make every effort to comply with the attendance regulations.