Attendance at Lydiard

We are very proud of the fact that our children like coming to school.

What we do to encourage good attendance:

  • Exciting, fun lessons with great after school clubs & extension activities
  • Praise good attendance and this is detailed in newsletters
  • Carefully monitoring & intervention if a child starts to have a pattern of non-attendance
  • Encouraging parents not to take children out of school time for holidays (these are not authorised)
  •  Adhering to the Wiltshire Policy for attendance & taking children out of school.


The school will only authorise absence for the following two reasons:

  • When a family needs to spend time together to support each other during a crisis
  • For service personnel & other employees who are prevented from taking holidays outside term time if the holiday will have minimal disruption to pupil’s education.

We cannot authorise the following:

  • Availability of cheap holidays
  • Availability of desired accommodation
  • Overlap with the beginning or end of term.

Please see the attached documents for further information and clarification:

Click HERE for leave of absence form

For Wiltshire Council ‘Information for Parents and Carers’ on ‘Penalty Notices for Unauthorised Leave of Absence During Term Time’ click HERE.