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  • OFSTED says "Students achieve well across the school."
  • OFSTED says "Teachers' secure knowledge, and often great enthusiasm for their subject, helps students enjoy learning and make improving progress over time."
  • OFSTED says "Attitudes to learning in all areas of the school are very positive."
  • OFSTED says "Students feel very safe and secure in their school."
  • OFSTED says "The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to the Parent View survey would recommend the school to others."
  • OFSTED says "Students achieve well across the school."
  • OFSTED says "Teachers' secure knowledge, and often great enthusiasm for their subject, helps students enjoy learning and make improving progress over time."
  • OFSTED says "Attitudes to learning in all areas of the school are very positive."
  • OFSTED says "Students feel very safe and secure in their school."
  • OFSTED says "The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to the Parent View survey would recommend the school to others."
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School terms and holidays

Download the Whitworth Community High School Term and Holiday Dates Documents

September 2017 / July 2018

September 2016/July 2017 

 

The Law


The law says that parents do not have the right to take their child out of school for holidays during term time.

Unauthorised absence of a school-aged child is a criminal offence for any adult with parental responsibility (Section 4 of the 1996 Education Act). Parents can risk going before the Magistrates Court and the result could lead to a large fine and/or one of a range of Orders available at the Court.

The Local Authority policy is that schools may issue a fixed penalty notice for unauthorised absences.

The school will only authorise term time absence for exceptional circumstances.

If Whitworth Community High School refuses your request for holiday absence and your child is still taken out of school, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and noted on your child’s records.

 

Request for term-time holiday in exceptional circumstances


We know it is often expensive to take a holiday during school breaks and that is why some parents may ask for term time leave for their child.

Please consider carefully the implications of taking your child out of school during term time:

  • They may never catch up on course work missed
  • It might affect test results at KS3 and GCSE
  • Children who struggle may find it even harder to cope when they return to school.
  • A 2 week holiday means a loss of 5% of learning time – this can seriously affect attainment and achievement.

 

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