Absence from School
In September 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These regulations also state that holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively.
Where there are exceptional circumstances related to a request for absence, parents must complete a ‘Request for Leave of Absence Form’. This should be handed in to the School Office for consideration by the Headteacher, prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made, and at least two weeks before the start date, so that authorisation can be considered.
‘Request for Leave of Absence Forms’ are available from the School Reception or can be downloaded below.
If leave is taken which has not been approved, it will not be authorised and you may be issued with a Penalty Notice. If this is unpaid, it could lead to prosecution under section 444(1) of The Education Act 1996.
A new Community Choir, meeting every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the school, is soon to be launched. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of singing together.
The first gathering will take place on Tuesday 28 November in the Music block. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the school on 01246 273985 or by email: email@example.com.
The Carol Concert will take place on Monday 18 December at Hasland Methodist Church, commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the school.
Monday 20 November
Year 11 Trial Exams start
Monday 11 December
Year 8 Reports to Students
Monday 18 December
Tuesday 19 December
Last Day of Term
Tuesday 2 January
Teacher Training Day
Wednesday 3 January
Students Return to School- Term 3
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