Under 16 year old to pick up a child after school

As part of our safeguarding procedures, a child can only go home with the usual person who collects the child. Nevertheless, we recognise that it may be difficult for working parents to collect their young child.  Please press this link to be forwarded to a form so that a young person under the age of 16 can collect your child after school.

Once completed, the office will email an acknowledgment that your request has been received and granted.

Requesting Leave of Absence

Further to the Attendance Policy – please read the below information in regards to Requesting Leave of Absence

The Education (Pupil registration) (England) regulations state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Examples of exceptional circumstances where leave may be granted during term time:

  • Funeral of a parent, grandparent or sibling – Headteachers should use their discretion having heard from parents about travel and funeral arrangements and taking into account the distance to be travelled
  • Sudden loss of housing through eviction or domestic violence – up to a maximum of 3 days.
  • Serious illness of a close relative – only if Headteacher is satisfied that the circumstances are truly exceptional
  • Out of school programmes such as music, arts or sport operating at a high standard of achievement and agreed by the LA – as appropriate
  • Time-off relating to Child Entertainment Performances, subject to a license being issued by the Education department.

There is no legal entitlement for leave in school time to go on holiday and in the majority of cases, the holiday will not be authorised.

Before deciding whether to authorise leave of absence Headteachers will consider

  • The impact on the student’s academic progress of any absence
  • The pupil’s attendance over the academic year
  • Whether the leave falls within any key stage national tests or exams.

An e-copy of the Special Leave Request Form form can be found by pressing this link.


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