St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Lambourn Way, Lordswood,
Chatham, Kent, ME5 8PU

01634 669700

office@st-benedicts.medway.sch.uk

Absence from school

The school is required to record all absences and to make an annual return of all unauthorised absences.

SICKNESS

If your child is absent from school for a whole, or even a part of a day, you must advise us immediately. We also require a written note explaining the illness when the childr returns to school to puton record.  

HOLIDAYS

PUPILS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN ON HOLIDAY DURING SCHOOL TIME BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF LEARNING THAT IS MISSED. 

PUPILS IN Y6 & Y2 SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN ON HOLIDAY DURING SATS WEEKS IN MAY.

Amendments to the current Regulations make it clear that schools ‘may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances’.

 

These amendments came into force on 1st September 2013