Melbourne Road, Ibstock, Leicestershire, LE67 6NP
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Ibstock Junior School follows the Leicestershire Local Authority guidance with regards to term time holidays.
The School and its staff regard the regular attendance of children at school as being vital to each child’s education and development. It is for this reason that non attendances (however short or infrequent) are treated seriously. It remains the policy of the school to only sanction non-attendance during term time in exceptional circumstances.
If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you may either be issued with a Penalty Notice of £120 per parent per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days), or, your case could be referred by the Local Authority directly to the Magistrates' Court for the purposes of a criminal prosecution.
At Ibstock Junior School we recognise that there are exceptional circumstances where parents want to take their children out of school during term time for a short period. Any such requests are at the Headteacher's discretion and need to be made in writing prior to the absence and your child must have good attendance. Good attendance means to 96%+ attendance with no unauthorised absences.