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Student Absence

To report an absence, please call 01794 502502 (and press 1) before 9am on the day of your child’s absence or alternatively email

Requesting Leave of Absence

Any request for a leave of absence during term time must be made in advance using The Mountbatten School 'Request to Authorise Absence from School due to Exceptional Circumstances' form, which is available from Student Services and may also be downloaded below.  The completed form should be submitted to the Attendance Office, who along with the Headteacher, will approve the request if there are exceptional circumstances. If the absence is not approved as exceptional circumstances then please see the parent information leaflet below regarding Penalty Notices. You may incur a fine if there are more than 10 sessions (5 days) of absence.

Attendance during a school year

Days absent

Approximate number of weeks

The number of lessons missed


8 days

1.5 weeks

48 lessons


12 days

2 weeks

72 lessons


19 days

4 weeks

114 lessons


29 days

6 weeks

174 lessons


38 days

8 weeks

228 lessons


48 days

10 weeks

288 lessons