Important News About Attendance

Parents should be aware that the Department for Education (DfE) has amended the legal regulations governing requests for holidays in term time.

With effect from September 2013, amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 make it clear that Head Teachers MAY NOT GRANT HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Also, from September 2013 the DfE has amended the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007, so that any parent who receives a Penalty Notice for taking their child out of school during term time will have to pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days.

May we remind parents that if a family holiday is taken during term time or if students do not return to school at the beginning of the term we will advise you in a letter that your child may be taken off the school roll. Kingsmead is a very popular, over subscribed school and we always have a waiting list of children eager to gain a place at our school.

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