SCHOOL ABSENCES

Requests For Absence During Term Time

If you wish to seek the Headteacher’s permission to take your child out of school during term time, please do so in writing, preferably by completing the application form which is available from the School Office, or which can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Absence Request Form

Please note: Before making a request for absence, parents should read the "Attendance & Punctuality Policy" (See "POLICIES" section.)

 

Reporting Absences

Parents are expected to contact school by telephone or in person, as soon as possible on the first day of absence.  If you do not inform school then the school office will text or call you to ask for a reason. 

(Please see "Attendance & Punctuality Policy" for more information)

 

Fixed Penalty Notices

Under the Education Act 1996, parents and carers have a duty to make sure their children regularly attend school. If parents or carers fail to do this, they can be prosecuted. You could receive a Penalty Notice of £60 which will increase to £120 if not paid within 21 days. 

You may also receive a Penalty Notice for the offence of failing to secure regular school attendance under the following circumstances:

  • Your child is stopped on a truancy sweep
  • You fail to ensure that your child is not in a public place during the first 5 days of a fixed term or permanent exclusion.

 Please click here to view the letter sent to parents on 4th December 2018, which contains more information.

 

Worsley Mesnes Drive, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 5AN

01942 204091

enquiries@saintjudes.wigan.sch.uk