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Is my child too ill for school?
Please note: Headteachers would not be expected to class any term time holiday as exceptional
This is not an exhaustive list and Headteachers must consider the individual circumstances of each case when making a decision on this matter. Where a Headteacher feels that there may be exceptional circumstances which do not fit the criteria, they may refer to the local authority for advice. The decision of the Headteacher is final. Parents who take a child on leave in term time without the permission of the school, risk being issued with a penalty notice fine for unauthorised absences.
Taking a pupil on leave during term time interrupts teaching and learning and can disrupt educational progress. Before completing this application form, parent/carers are asked to consider the effect on their child’s continuity of education.
It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school when they're unwell.
If you do keep your child at home, it's important to phone school on the first day. Please let us know that your child won't be in and give the reason.