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Attendance & Absence

Hampshire County Council guidance for parents on Absence & Requests for Absence

A penalty notice fine will be issued when there are 10 instances of unauthorised absence in a 100 session block. The block can straddle school years and even across to a new school. Similarly a fine will be issued for persistent lateness. There are very few instances that school can authorise for exceptional circumstances - we may ask you for travel arrangements and dates - also evidence eon social media which is contradictory to any information can be used to reinforce the decision.

Leaflet explaining why attendance at school is so important to your child's education