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Hazel Leys Academy




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If your child is absent from school please let us know. We operate a system of first day calling; that means if we do not hear from you we will endeavour to contact you via telephone or home visit.

Please inform us of any absence by 8.30am on the first day of absence by telephoning the Academy office on 01536 202681

We monitor the attendance of all children on a weekly basis, this includes missed sessions and/or lateness. Mrs Bowden monitors attendance and will be the key point of contact for the Academy.

Persistent absentees

From September 2015 the Government has changed the threshold for persistent absenteeism. A pupil of compulsory school age who has an absence rate of 10% or more (attendance of 90% or less) will be classed as a persistent absentee.

As of September 2015, Penalty Notices can be issued for any of the following;

  • The pupil has attendance levels of 90% or below and at least 8 sessions of unauthorised absence within an 8 week period (up to 3 penalty notices may be issued in any academic year).
  • Persistent late arrival at school after the register has closed contributing to a level of attendance of 90% or below;
  • Leave of absence in term time which has not been authorised by the school;
  • Not remaining within the dates agreed for any authorised leave of absence;

Requests for holidays during term time

The DfE regards the taking of holidays during school time as an exception and not a rule. Therefore parents should do all they can to avoid holidays in school time.

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Requests for leave of absence should be made a minimum of four weeks in advance. Leave of Absence forms are available on request only from the main Academy office.