The government's target for pupil attendance is at least 95%, Cumbria's target is 96%. Parents should follow the link to read more about the basis for this information. The effect that absence has on children's educational development is documented here.
Requesting term-time absence
To make a request for absence, please download and complete a form from the link below or ask the school office to provide a paper copy. The school should receive adequate notice of at least a week for such requests. Authorization for absence is rare and will only be given in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the head teacher taking into account the following criteria:
The decision will be communicated to parents and a record kept in school.
Other authorised circumstances
Fixed penalty notice
The headteacher has the right to issue fixed penalty notices to parents/carers who compromise the education of their child/children through the persistent taking of unauthorised absences. A letter to the parent confirming that a leave of absence has not been authorised must be sent and include a warning as appropriate that a penalty notice may be issued in future.