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Here are the details for the academic year 2018-19 (latest available data for the full uninterrupted year):

We are really pleased to see the upward trend in attendance!


Here is a leaflet produced by Locala about how to stay well during the winter months.


Children should only miss school if they are ill or have authorisation from the Headteacher. At Lydgate, we believe that children must be in school to learn. We tackle absences (and persistent lates) from school rigorously and work with the local authority attendance officers to ensure children are always in school so that they can succeed.


Please note that research has consistently shown that there is a strong relationship between attendance at school and achievement.


Medical Appointments

Where possible, children should attend medical appointments outside of school time or in the school holidays. We understand that this is not always possible. On these occasions, parents should bring an appointment letter or card to the school office at least one day before a child will be absent from school.


Sickness Absence

If your child is so ill that they must be absent from school, you are asked to telephone the school at 01924 476218 before 9.00 am to explain the absence. This is good practice. If we do not hear from you, we will contact you to find out why your child is not in school. If your child feels ill in the morning but gets better they can return to school later in the day, reporting to the school office.


Term Time Absence Requests

A request to take your child out of school in term time should be made directly to the Headteacher. There is a simple form to complete which is available from the school office. You will receive a response to your request in writing. Please note that Headteachers are only able to authorise leave of absence during term time if there are exceptional circumstances and this does not normally include any form of holiday.


If your child is taken out of school for 5 or more days, a penalty notice will be issued by the school on behalf of Kirklees.

You can find out more about Penalty Notices here: www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/penalty-notices.aspx


Term time absences may result in your child falling behind their peers and affecting their long term achievement.


The term dates for the academic year are always released the previous year and parents are informed as soon as they are made available to us. The dates are also available on the website so that you could book your holidays well in advance and avoid term time absence.


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