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“One Great School”
Headteacher: Karl Russell

Silsden Primary School
Hawber Cote Lane
Silsden BD20 0JJ
T: 01535 653 290

Leave of Absence Form

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 Headteachers 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, 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.

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  • (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
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