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The staff and Governors at James Watt Primary School are committed to ensuring the highest possible school attendance for all its pupils. We understand that all pupils benefit from regular school attendance. To this end we will do all we can to encourage parents/carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly.

At James Watt Primary School we will work alongside parents and families to ensure that pupil attendance is well above the national average. We will do this so that we can ensure that our children have the best possible chance to achieve at school. 

Leave in Term Time

The school holiday dates are published a year in advance and holidays in term time are not permitted. If a leave of absence in term time is required for exceptional circumstances, such as a death or serious illness in the immediate family a request for leave of absence form must be completed. This can be obtained from the school office. The Head Teacher will then decide whether or not to authorise the absences by reference to criteria provided by the Local Authority. Head Teachers, on behalf of the Governors, cannot authorise holiday leave in term time.