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Attendance

Absence from School - The Law

 

In the law,it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child attend school regularly and on time. From September 2015 any pupil with an attendance rate below 90% is classed by the the Government as 'persistently absent'.

 

All schools have a duty to rigorously monitor and take action if a child's attendance is consistently below 90%.

This may even involve legal action from Derbyshire County Council.

 

Here at Eureka we pride ourselves with working closely with families to support high attendance. Research shows there is a close link to attendance and achievement. We want all of our children to reach their full potential and become  'life long learners'.

 

Please go to the link below to find out more.

Important Notice for Parents/Carers.

 

Unauthorised leave of absence during term time

 

On 6th April 2017 the Supreme Court appeal, in relation to the Platt v Isle of Wight case, determined that under section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 attending school 'regularly' means:

 

'in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school.'

 

Please Note

 

Therefore from 1st September 2017, if requested, Derbyshire County Council will consider the issue of a penalty notice for any period of holiday absence which has not been authorised by the Headteacher regardless of a child's wider school attendance.

FROM SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

365

days

in each

year

 

 

 

175 non-school days a year

 

To spend time on family holidays, visits, trips, shopping, household jobs, & other appointments

 

190 school days in each year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 days absence

 

 

 

 

19 days absence

 

 

 

29 days absence

Half term missed

 

 

38 days absence

 

100% to 95%

94%

90%

85%

80%

GOOD

Best chance of success

WORRYING

Less chance of success

SERIOUS CONCERN

Not fair on your child

Possible Legal Action

 

 

YOUR CHILD IS IN A GOVERNMENT CATEGORY OF PERSISTANCE ABSENCE

             

 

If you are worried about your child’s attendance please talk to school about it or contact:

Mark Davey

Education Welfare Officer

Woodville / Newhall Multi-Agency Team

Tel: 01283 229709

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