The school is proud of its high level of attendance. We do not advocate children being taken out of school in term time. The Government and the Local Authority have procedures in place regarding absence during term time. A request for leave of absence must be applied for on a form available as a download below or from the School Office. There are, in addition to fixed holidays, other closures known as Inset Days when teachers are on courses in order to familiarise themselves with new curriculum demands. Parents are informed of these additional days in ample time. They are usually added on to existing holidays where possible to ease child-minding arrangements.