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Regular attendance at school means that your child can make the most of their education and improve their chances in adult life. School can also help your child’s social skills such as making and developing friendships. A regular and punctual attendance pattern will help your child when they enter the world of work. The link between attendance and attainment in school is clear. The more a pupil is in school the more they increase their opportunity to fulfil their potential. Government legislation has set all schools a target of at least 95% attendance each year. You may not realise that a child who is absent from school for 10 days in an academic year will only attain 94.7% attendance.
Holidays during term time
The law states that parents do not have a right to take their child out of school for a holiday during term time. The Governors at Flushdyke have made the decision to refuse all requests for holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances such as working in the armed forces or critical illness. On these rare occasions the request would need to be presented in writing to be approved by the Headteacher and Governors if appropriate. Exceptional circumstances will be considered in line with Government guidance.