Herrick Primary School
Herrick Primary School
Herrick Primary School
Illness and Holiday Requests


Illness
If your child is ill please keep him/her at home until he/she is fully recovered.

Contact the school:
Telephone:
0116 2665656. Please include your child's name, class and reason for absence if you are leaving a voice message.
Email: office@herrick.leicester.sch.uk
Absence form Please complete the absence form below...

It is essential that all absence is supported by a note, email, or telephone call.
Any unexplained absence will be termed as 'unauthorised'.


Holidays
From 1st September 2013, the reference 'in law' to Head Teachers being able (at their discretion) to agree up to 10 days of leave of absence was removed. The ‘legal’ reference has been amended and states that schools should not authorise leave of absence unless:
  • The Head teacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application AND An application has been made in advance by the parent/carer
Penalty Notices will be issued from Leicester City Council for parents who take their children on holiday in term time. Penalty Notice charges at present are:
  • £60 per child, per parent if paid within 21 days of receipt of the notice & £120 if paid within 28 days.
Please be aware that the local authority can issue the penalty if the school obtains evidence that an unauthorised holiday has been taken.

As a result of this change the Governors have amended their school policy. NO holiday will be authorised unless the Headteacher and Chair of Governors considered the request to be an exceptional circumstance.

If you wish the Head teacher & Chair of Governors to consider a request the following actions should be taken –
  • Request form to be collected from the school office or downloaded here (pdf) / downloaded here (word).
  • Forms MUST be completed and returned at least 10 days before the first day requested.
  • If the form is not returned 10 days prior then the leave will automatically be unauthorised.
The Head teacher and Chair of Governors will look at each request individually. Previous holidays, attendance and the child's class work will all be taken into account when making the final decision.

Please note:
No leave will be granted for any child in Year 2 or Year 6.
No leave will be granted for any child who has any 'unauthorised' absences.

Penalty notices will also be issued for ‘regular’ unauthorised absences – any absence other than illness will be ‘unauthorised.’ If children who attend Nursery are absent for a period of time for anything other than illness, they will be removed from the Nursery Register and their place will be given to another child. This is because children may be waiting for Nursery places and we cannot leave them vacant.



Please use this form to report a child's absence from school

Herrick Primary School
Lockerbie Avenue
Leicester
LE4 7NJ
Telephone: 0116 2665656
Email: office@herrick.leicester.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr U Patel
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