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Absences and Holiday Requests

Absences

If, for any reason, your child is to be absent from school due to illness or an accident, please let the school know by 9.15am on the first day of absence. This can be done by phoning the school or sending an email to absence@greenmount.iow.sch.uk.  The school also requires a written note upon the child’s return for record keeping purposes.

 

Holiday Requests

As parents, you have the legal responsibility to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school.  Applications for leave of absence will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and the number of days given determined by the Headteacher.

If you wish to apply for a leave of absence for your child in term time, you will need to complete a Application for Leave of Absence form and return it to the school office no later than 14 days before the requested date.  A copy of the form can be downloaded from the Forms/Letters section of the website.

Any leave of absence during term time which is not applied for or agreed to by the school will be recorded as unauthorised and will be referred to the Local Authority.  This may result in a Truancy Penalty Notice (TPN) being issued or Prosecution under Section 444 Education Act for failure to secure regular attendance at school.