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Below are a number of Excalibur School Forms that can be printed, completed and returned to the school office as necessary.  
 
Term Time Holidays 
 
 
In response to the statutory changes by the Department for Education, introduced in April 2013, all Alsager Community Trust schools have had to amend their ‘Attendance Policies’ to reflect the changes in law. These are particularly applicable to holidays during term time.

A review has been commissioned by the Department for Education to consider the impact of school absence, especially holidays, on a child’s education and achievement. There is a clear link between attendance and achievement.

Following the review, the DfE have changed the regulations allowing schools to only authorise holiday under ‘exceptional circumstances’. The government want to dispel the belief that there is an automatic entitlement to an annual two-week term time holiday.
To illustrate the impact of taking holidays in term time it was noted that if children are taken away for a two-week holiday every year and have the average number of days off for sickness and appointments, then by the time they leave school at sixteen they will have missed a year of school.  
If, despite this change in the law, you wish to request holiday leave, you should write a letter addressed to the Headteacher, outlining the exceptional circumstances. We recommend that you do this before booking the holiday. With the achievement of our pupils of paramount importance and the regulations clear we will be extremely unlikely to authorise any holiday leave for pupils next school year.

We need to point out that in an effort to address poor attendance and unauthorised absences from schools the local authority may decide to issue a Fixed Penalty fine and/or prosecute parents under The Education Act 1996 if a holiday is taken during term time.

Medicines in School

 

It is preferable that parents or an adult nominated by the parent administer medicine to their children.  Ideally, this could be effected by the child going home during a suitable break or by the parent visiting the school.

 

However, this might not be practicable if, for example, the child’s home is a considerable distance from the school or his/her parents are working or the medication is a regular long-term requirement.  In such a case it is likely that a request could be made for prescribed medicine to be administered to the child in school.

 

Should your child need prescribed medicine to be administered at school then a medical for must be completed and handed with  the medicine, by an adult, to the school office.

 

Only prescribed medicine can be administered in school.

   

 
  
Uniform Order Form
  
School Uniform is available to purchase from the school office and online from the school shop at Parentmail2
 
Click below to download the order form, this can be completed and returned to the school office in a sealed envelope with correct payment. 
 
Cheques should be made payable to Excalibur School Fund.
 
 
 
 
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