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Horsell C of E Junior School

Horsell C of E Junior School

HorsellC of E Junior School

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Absences (term-time)

As parents, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your child's attendance at school.  During the academic year, pupils are at school for 190 days and at home for 175 days.

Please be aware that The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which became law on 1 September 2013, states that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term-time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  The Head Teacher is also required to determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if leave is granted.

If your child does require leave during term-time, please complete the 'Leave of Absence' form below and return it to the School Office.

Unauthorised absence of 5 days or more may result in a Penalty Notice.  This is £60 if paid within 21 days, or £120 if paid after 21 days, but before 28 days.  Failure to pay the Penalty Notice, will result in a summons to appear at the Magistrates Court.

Pupils in year 6 will not be granted leave, under any circumstances, until after the SATs in May.