School Attendance – Term time Leave requests/ Illness In School /Medical Appointments.

I am writing to you to inform you of a change to the attendance policy here at Arts and Media School Islington. This change has been brought about due to new guidance relating to health and safety and the safeguarding of young people.

The changes are as follows:

Holiday request in term time

Term time leave will not be authorised. If you believe your child must be absent from school due to exceptional circumstances/reasons then please put this in writing to the Head Teacher for her consideration. Please note that if your child is absent from school without the Head Teacher’s permission you may be issued with a Penalty Notice.


When a child has fallen ill during the school day, parents/carers will be notified to collect their child to escort them home, should parent/carers not be contactable the child will remain in school.

Medical and Dental appointments  

Parents/carers should make all GP and Dental appointments outside of school time. Only Orthodontic and Hospital appointments will be upheld during the school day, your child will need to show a medical appointment card to the reception.

Parents/carers are expected to collect their child prior to any appointment otherwise they will not be authorised to leave the school premises.

Here at AMSI we wish to ensure that we are taking all the necessary measures to guarantee the safety of our young people.

Thank you for your support in this matter.

Yours sincerely

Susan Service



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