02 September 2018
Children who frequently miss school often fall behind. There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results.
CVIS has its own attendance policy and keeps accurate records of pupil attendance. We contact parents directly if we have any concerns about a child’s attendance.
Your responsibilities as a parent All children aged between 5 and 16 are required by law to receive an education, and it is the duty of parents and carers to ensure that they are supported to do so. Children sometimes have to miss school because of illness or if they have long term medical issues. If this is the case, parents should contact school the same day to let them know the reason that their child is not in school. Changes to government legislation from 1 September 2013 From 1 September 2013, a change to government legislation meant that schools are no longer allowed to authorise requests for children to be taken out of school for a holiday during term time.
Requests for leave can only be granted by schools if there are exceptional circumstances, and holidays are not considered exceptional. Requests for leave must also be made to the school in advance, as the Department for Education has told schools that they cannot authorise any absences after they have been taken.