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Belswains

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Late/Absence Procedures

Illness

Please contact the school office before 9.15 a.m. if your child is ill and will not be attending school. It is especially important to notify us if the condition is one which might be transmissible to other children. We follow guidance issued by the Health Protection Agency and ask that you keep your child at home for 48 hours after their last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.

 

Leave of Absence Requests

At Belswains Primary School authorisation for leave of absence from school for in term time is considered on an individual basis and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and it must also meets the following conditions:

A request is made at least three weeks in advance of the leave to the Headteacher by the Parent and must be made on the ‘Leave Of Absence Request Form’ which is available from the school office, school website and from the display case outside the office. The leave does not take place during the first 2 weeks of the school year. For children in Y2 and Y6, the leave does not take place during SATs or the 4 weeks prior to the start of SATs (SATs take place during May. Exact dates are published to parents at the start of the school year).  For children in Y3, Y4 and Y5, the leave does not take place during the non-statutory SATs. (These take place during May/June. Exact dates are published to parents at the start of the school year)

Please see below for a H1 – Application for Leave of Absence

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