Leave of Absence Request Form
Please complete a leave of absence form in full which can be collected from Mrs Kell our attendance officer, when you are requesting authorisation for a ‘Leave of Absence’ from school it will be unauthorised unless deemed necessary by the Headteacher. Our attendance officer will be able to confirm whether your request has been “authorised” or “unauthorised” within 7 school days.
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013: Regulation 7 of the 2006 Regulations is amended to prohibit the proprietor of a maintained school granting leave of absence to a pupil except where the proprietor considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.
Please note that the Local Authority Attendance Officer will be advised of this absence – ‘Schools are required to inform Sunderland City Council’s Attendance Team of all children who are absent for unauthorised holidays or suspected holidays. If unauthorised term time leave is taken a Penalty Notice and/or legal proceedings could be considered.’