Attendance & Absence

At William Davies Primary School we recognise that regular attendance at school is vital to a child’s education. Attendance is regularly monitored by the Headteacher, Attendance Officer and the Local Authority Attendance Management Service.

For further information, please see our Attendance Policy.

Applications for Leave of Absence in Term Time 

Our policy is not to authorise leave of absence from school during term time.  Any applications for leave in term time must be made in writing to the Headteacher at least 2 weeks in advance. There is no automatic right to term time leave of absence, and your request is likely to be declined except in the most exceptional circumstances.  Each application will be considered on its own merit, and the attendance record(s) of the child/ren concerned will be taken into account when making a decision.

Penalty Notices

Penalty Notices can now be issued for a range of attendance-related offences, including unauthorised term-time holidays, poor attendance and poor punctuality, or being out in a public place without justification during the first five days of an exclusion.   Further details are available on