St Martin's C. of E. Primary School
Telephone: 01723 360239


Leave of Absence from School during term time

We request that parents contact us on the first day of a child’s absence so that we know that the child is safe. It is important that a letter or telephone call accompanies each absence by a pupil, as the school has to account and report on both authorised and unauthorised absence from school.


What if my child is late or absent:

The student entrances will be locked at 8.50am..

After 8.50am your child will need to go to the main entrance and their name will be entered in the late arrival book.

Parents will be contacted if a child is frequently late.


Leave of Absence (holidays in term time)

No parent/carer can demand leave of absence as of right. The Education regulations state that applications for leave must be made in advance by a parent with whom the child lives and can only be authorised by the school in exceptional circumstances. Each application is considered individually by the school. Applications should be made as far in advance as possible and at least 6 weeks before the first date of the period of leave being requested. Parents/Carers must obtain the school’s permission before making any arrangements for leave in exceptional circumstances, otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised. Parents who take a child on leave in term time without the permission of the school risk being issued with a penalty notice fine for unauthorized absences.

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Document Name Date
leave-of-absence-form.pdfMarch 14 2022, 00:58:29
leave-of-absence-letter-may-17.pdfMarch 14 2022, 00:58:29
pupil-attendance-policy-2020.pdfMarch 14 2022, 00:58:29
The School

Tel: 01723 360239


Holbeck Hill,


North Yorkshire,

YO11 3BW


Paper copies of all documents are available free of charge upon request from the school office. They are also available in large print and different languages on request.

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