Pupils who have medical or dental appointments during the academy day are not permitted to leave unaccompanied; in every case a responsible person known to the academy must collect them. Please inform the office in advance of any appointments, and we will ask you to share a copy of the written confirmation of the appointment and that you confirm the identity of the person collecting the child, if not the parent or carer. Wherever possible please ensure appointments are arranged outside of academy hours.

Unfortunately, Head Teachers are unable to authorise any leave of absence request during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Any holidays taken in term time, may result in a penalty notice being issued. Holidays of 5 days and over can incur a fine payable as a penalty notice to Middlesbrough Council.

The academy will continue to work with the local authority to address issues of poor attendance. The local authority has the power to issue fixed penalty notices or pursue prosecution in the most serious situations. 

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