Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre

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Taking a child out of school in term time

Good attendance right from pre-school will give your child the best start in life and will help them to do well, be independent and successful.  Making sure that children attend school regularly is also a parent's legal responsibility. 

We like to recognise and praise any children who receive 100% attendance in an academic year by offering them a trip to a local bowling centre.

If your child will be absent from school for any reason please notify the School Office as soon as possible so that we can update your child's records.  For any medical appointment, we would be grateful if you could supply a copy of the medical letter or appointment card.

Taking a child out of school in term time


To take your child out of school in term time you will need to apply to the school for a leave of absence. 

You can obtain one of these from the school office or print Absence/Holiday leave request form

Holidays and absence leave requests will only be granted by the Headteacher in exceptional circumstances.

If you take your child on holiday during term-time without the school's consent you will receive a fine of £60 per child.  If the fine is not paid within 21 days it is increased to £120 and will need to be paid within 28 days.  If the fine is not paid then court action may be taken against you. 

For more information on school attendance and absence, you can click on the below link which will take you to the Barnsley Council Website