Pupil Absence Request

At Victoria Dock Primary School we strive to provide the very best quality of experience within our school, regular school attendance is important. Pupils need to attend regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them to maximise achievement. Irregular attendance undermines the education process and leads to educational disadvantage and poor attainment.

In all cases, parents should, as soon as possible, print the Holiday Request Form and fill it in then hand in to the school office.




Absence will only be authorised:

  • on compassionate grounds.
  • where an employer confirms that holidays may only be taken during term time.*

*The school will contact the employer. Authorised absences will be limited to a maximum of five consecutive school days per academic year.

Please read the school’s Attendance Policy.