Attendance & Absence Reporting

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What to do if your child is unwell

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please message the school via ClassCharts or email attendance@trafalgar.wilts.sch.uk

before 08.30am

To find out about our policy for the completion of work during a period of absence click here

Leave of Absence

There is no entitlement in law to time off in term time (leave of absence).  The Trafalgar School at Downton will not authorise leave of absence in term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Whilst there is not a definitive list these are typically for the following reasons:

  • Unavoidable medical appointments

  • Close family bereavement

  • Matters relating to a child’s welfare 


Individual cases will be addressed by the Academy’s Attendance Manager - Brenda Goodman.  Should a parent wish to apply for leave of absence they are required to complete the Leave of Absence (LoA) Request Form which is available to download at the bottom of this page.  A decision will be made in writing at the earliest opportunity.

Our Attendance Policy is available here.


Click here to view Wiltshire Council's information about Penalty Notices.

Useful Links

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Attendance Information for Parents

Brenda Goodman
Attendance Manager

Running Students

Leave of Absence Form