By law, all children of compulsory school age (5 to18) must receive full-time education. Along with this you have the legal responsibility for making sure that your child attends on a regular basis. If they do not, parents will be contacted by the school office in the first instance and this will be followed up by the Local Authority via the Educational Welfare Officer if it continues or patterns of attendance occur.
Schools are open for 195 days per year, leaving 170 other days for leisure time. The Fen Rivers Academy, in line with Government legislation, is not allowed to authorise any leave of absence.
As parents you need to be aware that you may be breaking the law if your children take leave without permission. Guidance states that schools may agree “holiday leave” in two exceptional circumstances, such as:
Norfolk County Council website will have further guidelines for Attendance.
To ensure the maximum possible attendance and punctuality of every student we will:
We hope that you will support our efforts to improve the achievement and learning of your child by:
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s current attendance and are aware of circumstances that may be impacting on their attendance, please contact the Headteacher.