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New attendance regulations

Changes to the 2006 regulations, mean that from September 2013, head teachers are unable to authorise leave unless there are exceptional circumstances (e.g. bereavement). Where it is deemed that leave may be granted, the head teacher determines the number of days permitted.

As such, leave that has already been authorised will be honoured but, as this is statutory, no further holiday leave can be authorised from September 2013.

Head teachers have the right to issue penalty fines where parents fail to ensure the attendance of their child at school. Details of charges can be found on the link below. This would only be considered where strategies to support the attendance have not brought about improvement.

Due to the changes, the school Attendance Policy will be amended and this will be uploaded to this site as soon as it has been approved by governors.

Further details can be found by following the link below:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/attendance/a00223868/regulations-amendments
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