In Term Holidays
Attendance and Term Time Holidays
Children of school age who are registered at a school must, by law, attend that school regularly. Regular attendance is important, not just because the law requires it but also because it is the best way of ensuring children make the most of the educational opportunities available to them.
When a child is absent from school he or she misses not only the teaching provided on the days when absent, but is also less prepared for the lessons when returning. There is a consequent risk of falling behind their peers and underachievement, which teachers and parents will both wish to avoid.
The Government's own guidance on the issue of term-time holidays states 'Parents should not normally take pupils on holiday in term-time'. Children who are taken out of school in term time are at risk of being removed from the school roll and their place being given to another child. The Governors of Eastborough School have therefore decided that they will impose fines for extended leave which has not been authorised.
Our Local Authority Attendance and Pupil Support Officer regularly discusses absences with ourselves. Parents are responsible for ensuring their child attends a school.
Please ensure you plan your holidays during the school holidays