Leave of Absence Requests

We do not authorise absences during term time unless there are special or exceptional circumstances.

Legally, a child should only fail to attend school if they are too unwell to attend or if the absence has been authorised by the school beforehand.

The school can only authorise absences for:

  • Medical appointments
  • Explained illnesses 
  • Appropriate Religious Festivals
  • Authorised educational activity off site (taster day at a secondary school, music exams etc).
  • Absence due to exceptional circumstances (compassionate leave, parent home from armed services leave etc).

The school cannot authorise leave for requested holidays.  This is regardless of the cost of holidays, bookings by other family members (grandparents etc) or extended family celebrations (family wedding etc).

Unauthorised absences may result in fixed penalty notice fines being applied or further legal action being undertaken by the Educational Social Welfare Officers from Wirral Council.

Provisional dates for national testing this year are as follows:

KS1 May 2017

KS2 14th - 17th May 2017

Year 1 Phonics 11th - 15th June 2017

Please note
The school and the Government do NOT consider a family holiday to be a reasonable reason for non-attendance under normal circumstances.