Attendance and Holidays
Parents are asked to keep staff informed regarding reasons for approved absences e.g. illness, medical appointments. All absences must be followed by a letter from the parent. This is a legal requirement.
PLEASE NOTE: With effect from 1st September 2013, headteachers cannot grant any leave of absence during term time unless the are exceptional circumstances. Any leave which is granted will be at the discretion of the headteacher and it will be up to them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. Leave is unlikely however, to be granted for the purpose of a family holiday and parents can be fined for taking their child/children on holiday during term time without the consent of the school.
If an Annual Holiday during term time is required please complete a form from the school office or download and print from the following link.
Schools are required to publish figures for unauthorised absences. The categories defined as authorised can be obtained from the office. The absence rates for the last school year are recorded the report to parents from the Governors at the end of the year.
Children benefit from regular and punctual attendance at school and we ask parents to ensure that absences only occur when absolutely necessary. At Broad Oak School attendance and punctuality is monitored and any causes for concern are automatically passed on to the relevant ‘Outside Agency’.
PLEASE REFER TO THE SCHOOL’S ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR FULL DETAILS.