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New City-Wide School Attendance Policy

Brighton and Hove City Council have published a revised school attendance policy for all schools which was implemented from 1st January 2018. The main changes for us as a school are:

  • Fines can now be issued for persistent late arrivals
  • Fines can be issued when holidays are taken during term time
  • Each person with parental responsibility can now receive up to three penalties per year

All requests for absences in term time should be submitted in writing to Mr Davies with at least 10 days’ notice. The school will only be able to authorise absences in term time in exceptional circumstances as defined by the new guidance.

As always, we really appreciate your support, and please come and have a chat with Mrs Russell if you feel the school can support you in any way regarding attendance or punctuality.

Below you will find links to the new policy and additional supporting resources on the council's website.

Information about the Fixed Penalty notices


Please see below for some useful links if you are finding attendance difficult due to particular issues.  Balfour School is always here to support you with any concerns that you might have, so please contact the school office in the first instance.,67,68,69,70,72&ref=4765#mMainwww