School Absences

At Springfield Infant School we work very hard to help your child to learn and achieve well.  To do this, we need your help and support in many ways.  One important way that you can help your child is to ensure that he or she attends school and arrives on time.

The Government and West Sussex County Council Policy now states that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during school term time.  These amendments came into force on 1st September 2013.  still Springfield Infant School is part of the Fixed Penalty Scheme in West Sussex.

Therefore, Mrs Wycherley will not be authorising holiday absence during school term time.  However if you feel that you qualify for taking ‘leave from learning’ due to exceptional circumstances, please make an appointment to see Mrs Wycherley.   More information can be found by following the links below.

Attendance Letter September 2015

West Sussex County Council Fixed Penalty Notice – A brief guide

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/school-attendance-behaviour-and-performance/school-absences/

Springfield Infant School Attendance Policy

Withdrawal of Learning Form May 2017

Attendance and Punctuality at Springfield