Risley Lower Grammar

Attendance Policy 

We have recently updated our attendance policy. Please click on the link below:

Attendance Policy - March 2024

UK Government Guidance on Improving School Attendance


Pupil leave during term time

Leave during term time policy statement

In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulation 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These regulations also state that holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively.

Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.

We currently use the Derbyshire Framework for considering if penalty notices are appropriate. From September 2024 we will use the national framework set out in the UK government guidance (link above).