Important attendance Information for Parents of Children at Ashmead
From 2012 in line with the School’s attendance policy we are unable to authorise any requests for holiday during term time. As such, should you take a holiday during term time your child will be marked as unauthorised absence.
If you choose to take the unauthorised holiday the School will contact the Education Welfare Service Specialist Unit who may issue a penalty notice (introduce April 1st 2014). This is in line with Section 444 of the Education Act, Local Authority Guidelines and agreed School Policy. Please note that information in regards to term time holidays is available within the schools attendance policy and has been agreed by governors.
The penalty notice may be issued at a fine of £60 per parent/carer, per child if paid within 21 days. This would rise to £120 per parent/carer, per child, if paid between 21 in 28 days and could lead to further court proceedings if unpaid.