Whilst we are sympathetic to the reasons why people request to take their children out of school, it is important to point out that we are only able to authorise absences for exceptional circumstances in accordance with the DFE and local authority guidelines. As it is a legal obligation for children above 5 to be in school, all absences are reviewed by our Education Welfare Officer and we are held accountable to prove that we have all the relevant information/evidence to support the absence. Unauthorised absence could result in the issue of a penalty notice against parents/carers.
Children are at school for 190 days a year - this means that they are with you for the other 175 days! Taking them out of school will mean that your child is missing parts of the national curriculum, which will not be repeated in your child's school career:
HOW TO REQUEST AN ABSENCE
COMPLETE A FORM: If you need to take your child out of school please complete the Absence Application Form (available on the Forms page). Provide as much information as possible and return for the attention of the Headteacher at least 2 weeks in advance of the absence date. If a form is not provided or arrives late we may not be able to consider your request. Mrs Ballantine will consider each application on its merits, taking into consideration attendance levels, timings of the absence, the general welfare/well-being of a child, and the frequency of requests. At this stage, depending on the details of the absence, Mrs Ballantine may or may not authorise the absence or she may ask for more information. You will receive an email detailing this.
IF EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED: In order to consider your application we may require further information, for example:
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools, will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with their school website.
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one of our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit aboutads.info/choices or youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings on your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.