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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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It is important that every child should attend school every day that they are required to attend.


Absence for Leave in Term Time


St Mary's CE Primary School has high expectations for attendance.  Our Policy states every child should attend every day that they are required to attend.


The Department for Education guidance states that holidays should not be taken in term time.  Absence for leave in term time may only be authorised in  exceptional circumstances.  The application for leave must be made six weeks in advance and the Head Teacher must be satisfied that there are truly exceptional circumstances based on the individual facts of the case.  If the absence is unauthorised Herefordshire Council may issue a Penalty Notice.


Please note if you have previously been issued with a Penalty Notice from Herefordshire Council you may NOT be issued with another, Herefordshire Council, may take alternative legal proceedings.