From 1st September 2013 There will be no entitlement for any leave within term time. Schools may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Headteachers will consider each request individually taking into account the circumstances, such as: the nature of the event for which leave is sought; the frequency of the request; whether the parent gave advance notice; and the pupil's attainment, attendance and ability to catch up on missed schooling. Headteachers will also determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
Penalty Notices will be issued.
Parents must, from 1 September 2013 pay £60.00 within 21 days or £120.00 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.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page