Good attendance is essential if your child to to make maximum use of their time at school and reach their full potential. At St John Fisher School we expect every student to have 100% attendance unless there are exceptional circumstances. Regular attendance enables them to keep up to date with the work and also maintain regular contact with their friends. Poor attendance creates the problem that having missed lessons they find it harder to understand subsequent work.
This link provides information on what to do if your child is ill or has an appointment during school time.
Request for Leave during Term Time
St John Fisher Catholic High School expects all parents and carers to ensure their children attend school regularly.
The Headteacher may only agree to maximum of 5 school days leave of absence during term time if the request is considered as being for exceptional circumstances. The fundamental principles for defining ‘Exceptional’ are rare, significant, unavoidable and short. Unavoidable means that an event that could not reasonably be scheduled at another time. Parents/Carers must complete a Request for Period of Leave During School Term Time.
Parents do NOT have any right to leave of absence during term time and if your request is refused the absence may be unauthorised and result in the Local Authority issuing a Penalty Notice.