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Witton Gilbert Primary School

Leave of Absence

We strongly encourage good attendance as good attendance strengthens the progress, achievement and ultimate attainment levels reached by a child in school, as well as reinforcing the importance of learning.

Government legislation means that absence in term time due to holidays cannot be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances, which are very rare. Absence from school has a significant effect on achievement and future life chances and we aim to keep attendance as high as possible. If you feel that there are exceptional circumstances , then please complete a Leave of Absence form.

Parents should be aware that unauthorised absence may result in a fixed penalty notice. 


Links to Durham LA school holidays

Durham LA school holidays 2017-2018