Absence During Term Time

Dear Parents/Carers,

There has been a change to government regulations relating to absences from school during term time from September 1st 2013.

The schools in BATIC have worked together to revise the school’s Leave of Absence policy and Attendance policy accordingly and this will be presented to Governors at the next Governing Body Meeting.  After thisa copy of each revised policy will be sent home for your information

Leave of absence can only be considered where the school has been notified in advance and where there are extremely exceptional circumstances. To request absence, parents must complete an Application for leave of absence during term time form and submit this along with a letter stating the exceptional circumstances to the school office, at least one month before the absence requested. 

It is a well proven fact that regular and consistent good attendance at school leads to good outcomes for children; holidays during term time, no matter how pleasant and enjoyable should not be booked by parents or family members. Please support your child and the excellent work that this school does by not booking holidays during term time. 

Please note that it is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure that the school is made aware of any absence on the first day by calling the school office. After the third day of a child’s absence due to sickness, parents may be required to present the school with medical evidence. This and other details are outlined in our Attendance Policy. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support with this matter. 

Yours sincerely, 


Please find a Holiday Request Form in the 'School Office' folder under the 'Parents' link on the main page


If your child is not well enough to come to school please call the School Office by 9 o'clock to leave a message on the answer machine.  The link below will take you to the latest guidelines from Public Health England with information about the recommended periods to be kept away from school when children are suffering from illnesses and infections.



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T. 01702 557979
E. admin@hadleigh-inf.essex.sch.uk