Attendance and Holidays in Term Time

Does Regular Attendance Impact on Attainment and Progress?

Yes.  Children who attend school achieve more and make greater progress.  The expectation at Stanbridge is that all children should have 98%+ attendance across the year.  This will ensure all children achieve the expected or exceeding level of development within the National Curriculum.  They will achieve their age related expectations within each year group and possibly more.  If your child’s attendance falls below this level it will be monitored and you will be asked to meet with the Head Teacher to discuss how this can be improved.  We want to educate your children and we want to do the best we can for them.  Please have the same expectation and ensure your child’s attendance is maintained across the year.


Penalty Notices will be issued to parents who fail to maintain their child’s attendance at school.


Holidays in Term Time

I would like to take the opportunity to remind parents that rules relating to holidays in term time changed last year and no holidays will be authorised in term time.  If there are circumstances where you need to take your children out of school for exceptional reasons, please can you speak to me about this or alternatively fill in the attached form and return it to the school office.  The Head Teacher will then consider your request.


Application for Leave of Absence for Exceptional Circumstances

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