Attendance and welfare service
We are working with all education settings to
improve children and young people's attendance.
Legislation Changes for September 2013
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced important
amendments to legislation surrounding absence in term time applying
to pupils of statutory school age.
From 1st September 2013, the new law gives no
entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term
time. Any application for leave must only be in exceptional
circumstances and the headteacher must be satisfied that
the circumstances are exceptional and warrant the granting of
leave. Headteachers would not be expected to class any term time
holiday as exceptional. Parents can be fined by the local authority
for taking their child on holiday during term time without the
consent of the school.
It is important that parents understand that the initial fixed
penalty notice of £60 is issued to each parent for each child. A
two-parent family with two children would be fined £240.
Please see below copies of the letter and documentation sent to
Children Missing from Education
View guidance procedures in relation to Children
Missing from Education. (word 774kb)
If you need advice or support, or want to ask a question about
attendance and welfare in Sefton, please contact the Attendance and Welfare Service.
Last Updated on 11/11/2013