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Leave of absence

Where an absence is known about in advance, a ‘Leave of Absence Form’ should be completed by parents and approved by the Head, ideally two weeks before the proposed absence. This includes boarders returning late at the beginning of term or leaving early at the end. The School Terms are intensive and absence leads to problems of missed work and has an unsettling effect on the class. In accordance with DfE directives the school is only able to grant a leave of absence where there are exceptional circumstances, family holidays would not normally fall into this category. Where possible please keep routine medical/dental appointments to holidays or out of school hours. The school reserves the right to deny any such request where it does not comply with DfE directives.

Please download the leave of absence form and return to reception at Heathfield or Rishworth.

Leave of absence form