A note from Governors


The governors of Norton Primary School, alongside the local authority, monitor attendance carefully. Following the monitoring of children’s attendance last year, concerns have been raised about the amount of holidays taken in term time.


It is important that your child is not absent from school this academic year without authorisation of the Head Teacher. No holidays will be authorised and Norton School will issue penalty notices for unauthorised holidays in line with school, local authority and government policy.


Please come and see Mrs Farren if you have any queries. The governors and Mrs Farren are committed to good attendance for our pupils and appreciate your support to ensure your child receives a good quality of education.


If you request a holiday, you will need to attend a hearing with Mrs Farren, a governor and/or an attendance officer.  Please note, penalty notices will be issued when holidays fall within the penalty notice criteria.

If you would like to request a term time absence for exceptional reasons, please download and complete the form below and return it to Mrs Farren, Head Teacher.

If a child have 90% attendance, that is equivalent to:
  • half a day a week
  • 4 weeks a year
  • half a year over a 4 year period
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