Sir James Smith's Community School


Leave of absence request form – exceptional circumstances only

School aged students are expected to attend punctually on the 190 days that the school is open.  Whilst there are a number of unavoidable reasons why a student might be away from school (illness, medical appointments, exclusions etc), the legislation is clear that any avoidable absence may only be authorised by a school if there are exceptional circumstances. To request leave of absence due to exceptional circumstances, please download and complete the leave of absence request form below, or ask your child to collect a paper copy from reception.

To download a Leave of Absence Request Form, click here.