Old Hall Junior School

Old HallJunior School

Request for Leave of Absence

On 6th April 2017 the Supreme Court appeal, in relation to the Platt -v- Isle of Wight case, determined that under Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 attending school "regularly" mean:-

"in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school"

Therefore, from 1st September 2017, if requested, Derbyshire County Council will consider the issue of a penalty notice for any period of holiday absence which has not been authorised by the Headteacher regardless of a child's wider school attendance.


Please click here for the letter sent to parents 17.07.17 outlining the new rules.


Please click here for Old Hall's Attendance Policy.