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From September 2014 the law was changed regarding holidays in term time, the 10 day discretion allowed to Headteachers to grant holidays was removed from the law as was the word ‘holiday’. 

From that time ‘leave of absence’ during term time can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Leave of Absence forms can be obtained from the school office. An electronic copy is below for your convenience, please ensure the form is handed into the school office prior to any absence.


Ashurst Primary School Attendance Target is 96%. This is in line with the Government's national expectations.


The school office will contact parents/carers in the morning as part of our first response where the reasons for absence have not been reported to us.  Weekly checks on individual percentages are carried out, and families whose attendance is causing concern are requested to attend meetings with members Mrs Hall (Pastoral Manager) and our Educational Welfare Officer.

Please be aware that if your child's attendance falls below 92% they at risk of becoming a persistent absentee.  School will make you aware of this and invite you in for a meeting.

If your child falls below 90% they are classed as being a persistent absentee.  School will make a referral to Educational Welfare at this point.


Thank you to all parents and carers for continuing to really work hard with the school to make sure that their children are in school every day. This is something we are really passionate about as we meet our school target of 96%.


School Attendance - St Helens Council

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