At St Bartholomew’s Primary we are committed to meeting our obligation with regards to school attendance through our whole-school culture and ethos that values good attendance, including: 

  • Promoting good attendance  
  • Reducing absence, including persistent and severe absence 
  • Ensuring every pupil has access to the full-time education to which they are entitled 
  • Acting early to address patterns of absence 
  • Building strong relationships with families to ensure pupils have the support in place to attend school 

We work in full partnership with Staffordshire County Council’s Education Welfare Service to help maintain regular school attendance of our pupils.

Our Attendance Policy can be found on our Policy page.

Request for leave during term time

In line with the Government’s amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, holidays during term time will NOT be authorised except under exceptional circumstances. St Bartholomew’s Primary consider exceptional to mean unique and significant. The prime focus of any decision would be based on whether the absence would very significantly outweigh the loss of teaching time. However, this will need to be balanced with the regulations which make it clear absence should not be authorised in most circumstances. Therefore, the term, “very significant” would be a prime consideration.  

A copy of our "Request for Leave During Term Time" form can be downloaded from the files section below or can be requested from the school office.



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