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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

A Community where we Live, Learn and Laugh Together in God's Love

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admin@st-marys-halifax.calderdale.sch.uk

Swires Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2ER

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Attendance / Absence

Give your child the best start in life – every school day counts.

Common Illness and Incubation Period

Did You Know?  - Education is not an option – it’s compulsory.

Attendance-matters-a-parents-guide.pdf

Holidays in Term Time

A request form for holiday absence can be obtained from the office please do not use the one below for that purpose. Thank you.

Did you Know?

That Headteachers will only authorise holidays in term time for ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ which must be supported by a covering letter. Any absence for a holiday which does not meet the Regulations or Discretionary Criteria will be marked as an unauthorised absence. 

If your child has absences marked as unauthorised, you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for this period. It should be noted that BOTH parents would be at risk of a Fixed Penalty Notice for each child within the family who has a period of unauthorised absence from school.  On receipt of a FPN, a parent will be required to pay the sum of £60 per parent, per child.

This should be paid within 28 days. The Penalty will increase to £120, if paid after 28 but within 42 days. Non payment of the Penalty will lead to prosecution under Section 444A Education Act 1996. The school does not benefit from this fine. It goes to the Local Authority.

Attendance - In 2018-19 our school average was 96.4%

 

Did you know that

90% attendance means your child is missing

One Half day each week

 Nearly four weeks every school year

 More than one school year over a school career.

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