SidmouthChurch of England (VA) Primary School

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Late/Absence Procedures

Holiday Authorisation –

September 2018

We must remind parents that Mrs Fegan is unable to authorise family holidays unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’. As a school we are required to notify Devon County Council if a child has 10 unauthorised sessions (so 5 full days) and it is now their policy to issue Penalty Fines – this means that a week’s school missed could incur a fine. We have had many cases where parents have asked for holiday permission because they have booked and made an error with term dates. We are not able to grant these requests, so please do check term dates on carefully before booking.