It is well recognised that good, consistent attendance at school is crucial to a child or young person's future prospects.
Research suggests that children who are taken out of school often struggle to catch up on course work missed, and can be particularly harmful
if the young person is studying for final year exams. Children who struggle with English and Mathematics may also find it even harder to cope
when they return to school, while younger children may find it difficult to renew friendships with their classmates.
Both locally and nationally, term time holidays continue to be a major cause of absence from school. According to recent data, term time
holidays represent 20% of all authorised absence in primary schools, and 10% of all authorised absence in secondary schools in
Kirklees. Term time holidays are the second most common cause of authorised absence, after illness.
Education Social Work
Mirfield Council Offices