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Attendance Guidelines

At Lothersdale School we actively encourage high levels of pupil attendance.

The School Performance Information Absence return for 2015/16: 

Attendance - 97.4% 

Authorised Absence - 2.6%

Unauthorised Absence - 0% 

Illness: 

Children who are too ill to come to school or may pass infection to others should not attend school. It is essential that you let us know if your child is going to be absent by 9.15a.m. If you do not contact us, we will contact you to determine why your child is absent. Registers close at 9.30 am. 

Term-time holidays: 

All requests for holidays or extended leave will be considered on an individual basis. 

The following points should be noted: 

  • There must be exceptional circumstances for the holiday. 
  • Pupil’s attendance must be above 90% for the previous 20 weeks 
  • The pupil must not already have unauthorised absence. 
  • The period of leave requested should not coincide with the first two weeks of the start of term, or SAT’s exams or other significant events in the school calendar. 


For further information regarding holidays in term time please refer to the local authority policy.