Leave of Absence and Illness

Leave of Absence

All requests for leave of absence during term time should be made by email to first.aid@michaelhall.co.uk, or in writing to the First Aid room staff. We require 2 weeks' notice  for requests please. Your request will be passed to the Admin Office and they will ensure that you get a timely reply, on which your Class Teacher/Class Guardian will  have been consulted.

In line with our Attendance Policy and the Guidance from the Department of Education unfortunately Term- time absence’s cannot be granted for holidays or Family celebrations. Unfortunately we cannot grant approval retrospectively. If leave of absence is not applied for in advance, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised

In instances where there is joint custody both parents will need to be consulted before leave of absence is granted.


  1. To report a child as absent due to illness, please either email attendance@michaelhall.co.uk or call 01342 822275 and choose option 1 by 08:30. Alternatively, you can leave a message in Reception.
  2. The registration period closes at 08:30. Any pupil not in School by this time will be marked as an unauthorised absence as per the latest Government Guidelines which we are under a legal obligation to comply with.
  3. If your child arrives after this time, they need to sign in at Reception. Should your child need to be collected during the School day, they must sign out at and be collected from, Reception. No parents should be within the School grounds outside the permissible collection times unless they have first signed in at Reception and are either DBS checked, or accompanied by a member of staff.