Attendance & absence
Reigate Parish Church Primary School firmly believes that all pupils benefit from regular school attendance. Research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment. As a school, we will encourage parents to ensure that their child achieves maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent this are identified and acted on promptly.
The expectation of this school is that all pupils attend 100% of the school year unless there is a genuine reason for absence, approved by the headteacher.
Below is the Attendance policy and leaflet we provide parents/carers.
Request to take your child out of school for a leave of absence
As parents, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your child’s attendance at school. During the academic year, pupils are at school for 190 days and at home for 175 days.
The expectation at Reigate Parish is that all pupils attend 100% of the academic year unless there is a genuine reason for absence, approved by the Headteacher.
Under the regulations, which came into effect 1st September 2013 you will not be granted any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The number of days that will be authorised depends upon the exceptional circumstance, but normally would not be more than five days.
Below is the form to be completed when requesting to take your child out of school for a leave of absence.