Term Dates & Holidays
Paper copies of the school's term dates are always available from the school office.
Holidays and Leave of Absence
Family holidays should be taken during the school breaks to avoid taking children out of lessons and missing valuable school time. Parents must complete an ‘Application for Absence from School: Holiday / Extended Leave’ in advance of any planned absence – copies available from the school office. The school’s ‘Attendance & Punctuality Policy' states, 'No holidays in term time will be approved' and are therefore classed as unauthorised absences.
The minimum attendance target set by the government for all children across England is 96%. Children with attendance below 90% are classed as persistent absentees.
Poor attendance can result in a referral being made to Lancashire County Council’s Pupil Attendance Support Team (PAST), which could ultimately result in legal action being taken (including penalty notices). This provision was added to our policy by the governors in July 2019.
Y2 & Y6 Statutory Test
The statutory tests for children at the end of Years 2 and 6 require all the children in these year groups to be present. Parents will be informed as soon as possible of the key dates. The Year 6 tests are usually in the second week of May.