We are currently updating our Attendance and Punctuality policy. One significant change is we no longer require you to fill out an application for Exceptional Leave or meet with the attendance and punctuality manager regarding this, as all holidays during term time will be unauthorised.

Attendance is an ongoing area for improvement at St Mary’s and any absences will make it harder for us to achieve our target of 97%.  As I’m sure you are aware, holidays taken during the school term will have a detrimental impact on child’s learning.

If you choose to take your child out of school for a holiday you will be referred to the ACE team in the Tri-borough. The ACE team is responsible for Attendance within Tri-borough schools and has the authority to issue fines to parents/carers who take their children out of school during term time.