Every Pupil, Every Day!
Moor Row Primary School is committed to providing the best possible education for every individual child. In order to achieve high standards, it is vital that all children attend school regularly and arrive on time. Therefore, we take appropriate action to ensure that all children achieve the maximum possible attendance. Any problems, which may impede full attendance, will be acted upon as quickly as possible. We take attendance very seriously.
Head teachers cannot grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Parents should be aware that there are very few circumstances that would be deemed to be exceptional.
In order to request an absence in term time, parents/carers need to contact the Head teacher in writing clearly stating the dates and explanation of the 'exceptional circumstances'. The letter should be handed to Mrs Dockeray or Mrs Bone in the school office at least 7 days before the start of the holiday. All requests must be made prior to the leave being taken. Leave cannot be authorised retrospectively.
Any absence that is not deemed to be ‘exceptional circumstances’ by the head teacher will be recorded as unauthorised. This may then be reported to the Access and Inclusion Manager, who may decide to take legal action. Parents/carers who take children out of school during term time for holidays can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. The amount of the fine is £60 if paid within 21 days and £120 if paid within 21 and 28 days. This is per child and per responsible adult.
A copy of our full Attendance Policy is available in the policies section of this website. A useful parent leaflet entitled 'What should I do if my child needs to be absent from school?' is available below.