St Bede’s Term Dates 2019/2020 – Attendance
Term Dates for 2019/2020 – see below.
Attendance at school up to the age of 16 is a legal requirement and it is the responsibility of parent/carer to ensure that their child attends school regularly. In order to encourage maximum attendance levels, both staff and pupils need to work within a framework of good practice that both supports and helps to motivate pupils, and is consistent across the school. Pupils should aim to meet the target of 96% or above attendance.
100% attendance is certainly possible, but in the event of your child being away from school it is essential that you, the parent/carer, inform the school for reasons for absence on a DAILY basis.
If you do require leave from school for a medical/dental appointment etc you must provide evidence (apt card/text) or for a longer period of time a ‘request for leave form’ must be completed (e-mail reception@st-bede’s.worcs.sch.uk to obtain a form)
St Bede’s do not authorise holidays during term time and requests for leave could lead to a referral to the Education Investigation Service, which may result in a fine.