There is now strong evidence that any term-time absence can be damaging to a student's education. In making a decision, the school must consider factors such as the reason for and the length of the proposed absence, its impact on the student's educaton, the student's overall attendance pattern, family circumstances and the rarity of the trip.
There is a clear link between good attendance at school and achievement in exams. Government figures from 2012 show that nationally 73% of students with attendance rates of over 95% achieved 5 A*-C, including English and Maths at GCSE. Of those children who had attendance of 91-95%, only 40% achieved the same results and this drops to 22% for those with attendance between 85-90%.
Please use the form here if you would like to apply for permission for exceptional leave of absence from School during term-time. There are some important considerations that you should think of before applying. Please read the following points carefully:
If, having read the above, you still wish to proceed, then complete the form here and return it to the Headteacher. Applications must include the student's name and tutor group, the dates of the absence, and a clear explanation of why you are unable to complete the activity in term-time. These new regulations will help to support students' success at Fitzharrys.