Leave of Absence Requests

We do not authorise absences during term time unless there are 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 Service at Wirral Council.

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


Provisional dates for national testing this year are as follows:

KS1 May 2019

KS2 13th - 16th May 2019

Year 1 Phonics 10th - 14th June 2019

Please note that leave of absence requests WILL NOT be permitted during the above dates.