At Nightingale Primary Academy we take attendance of our pupils very seriously. We monitor pupils’ attendance weekly and will speak to parents about our expectations and possible consequences if their child’s attendance begins to fall. If your child is ill or has an unavoidable medical appointment we ask that you let the office know before 8.30am on the first day of their absence. If your child has an appointment within the school day we will expect your child to only be absent for the appointment and appropriate travelling time to and from that appointment.
If your child’s attendance falls below 90% we may ask for evidence of appointments. In the case of religious holidays which fall within term time we will authorise 1 day of absence for each celebration.
Any request for a pupil’s absence which is not medical must be made by filling in an exceptional leave form which can be collected from the main office.
We will not authorise holidays within term time and remind parents that if you are away for an extended period of time your child may be at risk of losing their school place. If you choose to take a holiday within term time and your child has a high level of unauthorised absence you may be subject to a fine from Leeds City Council.