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Tel: 01773 852216 | enquiries@fritchley.derbyshire.sch.uk | Headteacher: Ms Karin Baker  

Fritchley CE (Aided) Primary & Nursery School

Here are some wonderful comments from Parents after our November 2018 parental survey...

'I frequently recommend this school to others as both my children have always loved it here, have lovely friends, love their teachers and are both exceeding where they should be.'

'Small classes, very friendly, great for including parents'

 

'I recommend this school to anyone.'

 

'There’s been loads of parents I have told about this school.'

'The school works tirelessly to meet the needs of my child, supporting her emotional development as well as her learning.'

'My children both enjoy school immensely. They take part in a variety of learning experiences which gives them motivation to learn.'

'All the staff are approachable. I feel able to discuss any issues which arise and most importantly the children are happy.'

'Good reasonable sized school, with good facilities and staff.'

'Fantastic school and teaching environment.'

'Terrific staff.'

'Really pleased with my child’s progress and the whole school.'

'Incredibly supportive staff who are incredible and have the children’s learning and welfare at the heart of everything.'

'It is a friendly school, which makes the whole family feel included.' 

'My child is taught well and makes good progress.'

'Very happy mum!'

'I am happy with this school and my child’s progress.'

Fritchley Church of England (Aided) Primary & Nursery School

Attendance

 

School Attendance Policy

 

Unauthorised leave of absence during term time

On 6 April 2017 the Supreme Court appeal, in relation to the Platt v Isle of Wight case, determined that under section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 attending school 'regularly'; means: 

" in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school " 

From 1 September 2017, if requested, we will consider the issue of a penalty notice for any period of holiday absence which has not been authorised by the headteacher regardless of a child's wider school attendance.

 Requests for absence

The Government made amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1st September 2013. These state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during the term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Parents needing leave of absence for exceptional circumstances should complete an official  leave of absence  form at least two weeks before the anticipated start date. The reason for the request should be given in detail. 

If absence becomes a concern, the Education Welfare Service may get involved to resolve any problems. During this process they may need to speak with your child.

As a consequence of these changes I will no longer be able to approve requests for leave of absence for reasons that are not considered to be special or exceptional such as:

  • Availability of cheap holidays and cheap travel arrangements
  • Days overlapping with beginning or end of term

Parents needing leave of absence for exceptional circumstances should write to the Headteacher at least two weeks before the anticipated start date. The reason for the request should be given in detail. Requests should be made before the leave is arranged as absences will not be granted retrospectively.

I would like to remind parents that this is Government policy and parents who take their children on holiday without permission will incur unauthorised absences for their child. These remain on the child's record and will be monitored for further action by the Education Welfare Service. Parents could be issued with a fixed penalty notice and/or court action.

Thank you for your support and understanding

 

Headteacher

Ms Karin Baker

School Attendance - The Law 2019

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