Hampshire County Council believe that any absence from school, for whatever reason, is detrimental to a child’s long term life opportunities, so non-attendance should be avoided if at all possible.

Holiday’s taken during term time will not be authorised, therefore the local authority is enpowered to issue Penalty Notices in cases of unauthorised absence from school.  Unauthorised absences include holidays, birthdays, weddings and 5 days or more illness which has not been authorised by the Head Teacher.