School Attendance/Absence procedure

At Boorley Park Primary School it is our belief that pupils with a high level of school attendance are more likely to enjoy learning, achieve better examination results and are less likely to miss out on the myriad of opportunities afforded to them.

Pupils with good school attendance are more likely to benefit from education and go on to have more successful careers. Similarly, irregular or poor attendance at school can lead to pupils underachieving and underperforming.

Absences should be kept to a minimum. If you are unsure whether your child should come to school, please click on the link below to go to the NHS website:

Should your child go to school today?

The School does not support taking a holiday in term time. Parents are strongly requested to avoid taking holidays in term time. If this is absolutely unavoidable, a ‘Request to authorise absence from school due to exceptional circumstances’ form must be completed. The completed form should be received at least a week before the period for which you are seeking authorisation. The completed form setting out your reasons must be returned to the School Office.


Please find below our attendance policy and the request for absence form.

Application Form to Request Absence
School Attendance Guidance
Every Day Counts Attendance Guidance
Attendance Policy (April 2021)