Unacceptable reasons for a student’s absence

Should a parent advise the school that a student’s absence has been for one of the following reasons, or something similar, then the school cannot authorise the absence on the attendance record.

  • Bridesmaid at a wedding.
  • Birthdays or similar celebrations.
  • Family days out or leisure activities.
  • Not having any part of the school uniform.
  • Hay fever.
  • Headaches, Cough, Colds.
  • Babysitting younger siblings or looking after other family members.  
  • Horse riding/dancing lessons or similar.
  • Shopping.
  • Over sleeping.
  • School uniform in the wash.
  • To do homework.
  • To visit family members during term time.
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