Palterton Primary School


Please complete the term time leave form to request leave of absence in term time. At least 20 days notice is required. The form should be handed in to the school office. Thank you.
Please click on the link for:

Information about attendance, exclusion and support
Holidays in Term Time - A Guide for Parents
Guide to Attendance
Holidays in Term Time - Information about Fixed Penalty Notices
Attendance Policy 

 Every Minute Counts
Lateness = Lost Learning (the figures below are calculated over a school year)

Did you Know?
5 minutes late each day = 3 days lost!
10 minutes late each day = 6.5 days lost!
15 minutes late each day=  10 days lost!
20 minutes late each day = 13 days lost!
30 minutes late each day = 19 days lost!

 The Government made amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1st September 2013. These state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during the term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Parents needing leave of absence for exceptional circumstances should complete a form at least two weeks before the anticipated start date. The reason for the request should be given in detail.

Derbyshire County Council have introduced interim measures which state that holidays will still be unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.
If your child's attendance is at or below 94.7% over the previous 12 months, calculated from the week after the holiday absence, penalty notices may still be issued by DCC.

If absence becomes a concern, the Education Welfare Service may get involved to resolve any problems. During this process they may need to speak with the your child.
As a school we will continue to support with attendance by;
-sending letters home to alert parents to low attendance
-arranging attendance panels to establish how we can support and explain next steps

Please click on the link for:

Derbyshire County Council Attendance, Exclusion and Support Information

.Authorised Leave of Absence Policy to Parents Sept 2021.pdf

Attendance and Absence Policy Sept 2021.pdf

Holiday Request Form 2022.doc.pdf



Back Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 6UN