Absence During Term Time

ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME

 

2nd July 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

It has been brought to my attention that there a number of families who have booked holidays during the remainder of the summer term. The law around attendance makes it very clear; parents / carers may be issued with a fine if a pupil has more than 15 half days absence in the current or previous term. The school will issue warning letters to parents and carers of children if more than 15 half days absences are recorded or they are approaching this number in the current or previous term and a fine letter will then be issued should the number of absences rise.

I will not be in a position to authorise any absences.

The school has worked incredibly hard since its last Ofsted inspection to address the issue of attendance and there are many of you who bring your child to school every day. There have only been a handful of weeks where the attendance figures have hit national averages despite different initiatives being introduced to tackle this issue. We must continue to work hard and ensure that children attend school every day to maximise their full learning potential.

Further information regarding the fining process can be found by clicking on the link below.

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/penalty-notices-for-unauthorised-absence/penalty-notices-for-unauthorised-absence.aspx#DynamicJumpMenuManager_1_Anchor_1

 

Yours sincerely

 

Charles Soyka

 

Headteacher

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