Leave of Absence Requests

North Wootton Academy will not authorise requests for leave of absence due to holiday; we encourage parents to take their children on holiday during the 13 weeks in which the academy is closed. All requests for leave due to holiday will be classed as unauthorised.

Requests for leave of absence for other reasons will be considered on their individual merit and we will continue to authorise leave for reasons such as competing in sporting events, religious festivals, etc. Please note that taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to your child’s educational progress.

Each half term we will be writing to all parents of children whose attendance falls below 90% as part of our ongoing monitoring of all pupils’ attendance. Our target is 96.4% attendance for all children and we feel that all children need to achieve this target in order to reach their full potential.

Please collect a leave of absence request form from the school office . We will notify you in writing of the outcome.