Gotherington Primary School

The Lawns, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9QT

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Attendance and absence 
With effect from the 1st September 2013, the Department for Education changed the legislation about children's absence from school. Head Teachers are no longer allowed to grant leave of absence unless in exceptional circumstances. The legislation makes it clear that more affordable holidays are not exceptional circumstances. 

If you wish to take your child out of school during term time for any planned absence other than medical appointments, please contact the school office. 

Gloucestershire Local Authority have produced information leaflets which parents are advised to download and read. These leaftlets are available by following the link below:
 
http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/article/107600/Attendance-and-absence-from-school

Please refer to the 'Policies' section of this website, which can be found via the 'Parent' menu for the latest Attendance Policy.