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“One Great School”
Headteacher: Karl Russell

Aire View Site

Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0AW
T: 01535 653 290

Hothfield Site

Hothfield Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0BB
T: 01535 210 666

Welcome to the new Silsden Primary School

Holiday and Attendance

Leave of Absence Online Form – One application should be completed for all children in the family who attend Silsden Primary School.

Pupils attend school for a maximum of 190 days each academic year.  Full attendance is vital for your child’s educational progress.  Bradford Council expects all parents/guardians to ensure that their children attend school whenever possible.  Absences due to holidays, taken during term time can seriously impact on a pupil’s academic attainment.  The law states that head teachers can only authorise leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.

If your child’s leave of absence is not authorised or your child fails to return on the agreed date, then you could be subject to a Penalty Fine of £60 (per parent, per child) being issued by Bradford.

If you wish to apply for leave of absence for your child, please complete this form and return it to school at least two weeks before the intended departure clearly stating the exceptional circumstances that mean the absence from school is unavoidable.

  • Parents Section

  • (NB: Cost and convenience of holiday are not considered to be exceptional circumstances) Please arrange to meet with the Headteacher if you would prefer to discuss exceptional circumstances
  • School Section