Attendance

We use the Studybugs App to report absences:

https://studybugs.com/about/parents

We discourage all parents from taking their child out of school during term time to take holidays.  

Taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to their educational progress. THERE IS NO ENTITLEMENT to parents / carers to take a child out of school during term time, however you may apply to the school for leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. Agreement to each request is at the discretion of the Head Teacher, acting on behalf of the Governing Body (The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013). If the absence is not authorised and the leave is taken, the matter will be referred to the Local Authority who may issue a Penalty Notice for £120 (or £60 if paid within 21 days) to each parent / carer for each child taken out of school. Failure to submit a leave of absence request will result in the absence being unauthorised and a referral to the Local Authority who may again issue a Penalty Notice as above.

Exceptional circumstances do not include:

  • Cheap holiday cost
  • Getting personal paperwork, visas updated (this should be planned into holiday periods)
  • Visiting relatives (this should be planned into holiday periods)

Exceptional circumstances must be: 

  • Rare
  • Significant
  • Unavoidable
  • Short

Please see the documents below for more information:

Felsted Primary School Attendance Policy

School Attendance Policy

School attendance parental responsibility measures

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