Important Message
Parents' Information

We cannot grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances

To apply for term time leave, please download and complete the form below and return it to the school office.

Application for term time leave from school

Application for term time leave from nursery

Someries Infant and Nursery School is committed to providing high quality, inclusive learning opportunites for all children. We believe that if children are to the greatest benefit from their education and reach their full potential, then excellent attendance and punctuality is crucial. It is vital that your child child attends school each day and is on time.

Absence due to Illness

To prevent the spread of diarrhoea and vomiting, children should not return to school until at least 48 hours/ two whole days after any occurence of vomitting or diarrhoea. 

Parents and carers should inform the school office by telephone on the first day of any absence and should also inform the school of any infectious illnesses, especially the Rubella virus (German Measles), your child may have contracted.

We would also appreciate it if we are informed of any cases of head lice.

Term Time Leave
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006

Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments, as described below, came into force on 1 September 2013.

Term-time holiday

Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Head teachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

The Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007

Amendments have been made to the 2007 Regulations in the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments, as described below, came into force on 1 September 2013.

The 2007 regulations set out the procedures for issuing penalty notices (fines) to each parent who fails to ensure their children’s regular attendance at school or fails to ensure that their excluded child is not in a public place during the first five days of exclusion. Parents must pay £60 if they pay within 28 days; or £120 if they pay within 42 days.

Amendments to 2007 regulations will reduce the timescales for paying a penalty notice. Parents must, from 1 September 2013, pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. This brings attendance penalty notices into line with other types of penalty notices and allows local authorities to act faster on prosecutions.


Someries Infant School aims to maximise attendance rates and secure high levels of punctuality in order to ensure that all pupils are able to take full advantage of the learning experiences available to them. 

This policy outlines how the school monitors and manages attendance.

Read our attendance policy

Attendance Improvement Meetings

Parents and carers of pupils whose attendance falls below the school's half-termly thresholds are invisted to attend an Attendance Improvement Meeting with the school's Deputy Head Teacher.

The purpose of these meetings is to improve attendance. They provide an opportunity to for everyone to share strategies which may help support improvements in attendance.

At the end of each meeting, everyone will have a clear plan of the way forward in securing improved attendance.