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Hollymount Primary School


Ensuring that your child arrives in school every day, on time and ready to learn is the most important commitment that we ask of parents and carers.

We understand that children get unwell and may need to miss the occasional day off school. However, where children are consistently absent from school for a day or even a morning every week there is a proven negative effect on their achievement, their friendships and their overall wellbeing.

Where a child's attendance falls consistently below 96.6 per cent we will request that their parent/carer comes in for a meeting to talk about the importance of good attendance. We will also seek to understand any ways in which the school is able to support families to ensure that children are in school every day and on time. Where the issue cannot be resolved at schools level and attendance does not improve, it may be necessary to involve the Local Authority, who have the power to take legal action as appropriate.

Requesting leave 

Request for term time leave will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. 

However if you do need to request time out of school please complete the following form - Request for term time leave form

The purpose of this form is for parents to inform the school of a planned future absence that involves their child missing term time education. Once completed the school will respond to you confirming the receipt of the request and to state if the absence is authorised or unauthorised. 

More information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/school-attendance-absence and if you have any questions please contact the office.