Attendance at Lydiard


We are very proud of the fact that our children like coming to school.


What we do to encourage good attendance:

ü  Exciting, fun lessons with great after school clubs & extension activities

ü  Praise good attendance with 100% certificates & letters from the headteacher

ü  Carefully monitoring & intervention if a child starts to have a pattern of non-attendance

ü  Encouraging parents not to take children out of school time for holidays (these are not authorised)

ü  Adhering to the Wiltshire Policy for attendance & taking children out of school.




There are new regulations regarding absence from school as mentioned in my newsletter dated Monday 15 July. 


The school will only authorise absence for the following two reasons:

vWhen a family needs to spend time together to support each other during a crisis

vFor service personnel & other employees who are prevented from taking holidays outside term time if the holiday will have minimal disruption to pupil’s education.


We cannot authorise the following:

vAvailability of cheap holidays

vAvailability of desired accommodation

vOverlap with the beginning or end of term.


Please see the attached documents for further information and clarification:


Click HERE for leave of absence form 


Click HERE for guidance and clarification


For Wiltshire Council 'Information for Parents and Carers' on 'Penalty Notices for Unauthorised Leave of Absence During Term Time' click HERE and for 'Issue of a Penalty Notice for Holiday Taken During Term Time' please click HERE.




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