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Attendance and Holidays

Attendance Matters


Moulton School works in partnership with parents/carers in promoting and encouraging 100% attendance and punctuality for all our students, vital to ensuring students fulfil their potential. Missing lessons leaves students vulnerable to falling behind. Regular attendance, including good punctuality, helps students become reliable and organised – two qualities most valued by prospective employers. Every child and young person is entitled to an education. Parents who do not ensure their children receive an appropriate education put their whole future at risk. Being absent from school means a lost learning opportunity.


Regular and punctual attendance at school is a legal requirement.

As a school, we have a duty in law to refer, to the Education Welfare Service, any absence of 10 days or more where we have been unable to make contact with the parent/child, or have general concerns about the absence.



What to do if your child is unable to attend school:



Legitimate reasons for absences:



The following absences will not be authorised (NB this list is not exhaustive)

Please note: Absences can only be authorised by the school



Holiday in Term Time:



The Department for Education regulations in relation to school attendance now includes parents receiving a Fixed Penalty Notice for taking students out of school in term time. Therefore, we are legally obliged to refer to the Education Entitlement Service any exceptional circumstance holidays that have not been agreed by the Headteacher for consideration of further action. A Fixed Penalty Notice of £60 per parent/adult for each student could be the outcome.  







As a school, we will: