Authorised absence is absence for illness, unavoidable medical appointments, family crises relating to the child, external examinations and other exceptional circumstances.
Unauthorised absence is absence which remains unexplained by parents, taking time away from school for non-urgent, avoidable activities (whether or not explained) and truancy.
The decision as to whether an absence is authorised or not rests with the school.
If your child is absent, due to illness, please notify the school by telephone, or email, via firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible on the first day of absence.
Leave of Absence
The law states that the parents are compelled to ensure that their child attends school unless there is reasonable for non-attendance. The Corbet School complies with education regulations regarding leave of absence. Family holidays during term time are not deemed an exceptional circumstance. In normal circumstances the school requires a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice for the request for Leave of Absence and will aim to make decision within 10 working days. We ask parents to complete a ‘Request for Leave of Absence in Exceptional Circumstances form’ which can be obtained from the school office or via the link below. Leave of absences in term time are not a right and will not normally be granted. Leave of absence will not be granted retrospectively. Absences in term time are extremely disruptive for both pupils and teaching staff and are actively discouraged by the school and local authority.