Solent Infant School

In line with Government Guidance permission is not given for holidays in term time. Absences from school other than for illness or other educationally approved reasons will be ‘unauthorised’ and will appear on a child’s record accordingly. This is quite simply due to the fact that we know that ‘Every day counts’. Being late or having unauthorised absences will impact upon your child’s future. Regular attendance at school is a key factor in opening up more opportunities in adult life. Good attendance helps children to make good progress in school and fulfil their potential in life. One of the most important ways a parent or carer can support the education of their child and the child’s social, emotional and academic development is to ensure they attend every day and on time and avoid any unauthorised absences.

We fully support Portsmouth City Council’s ‘Every Day Counts’ campaign which you can read in full by clicking here.

School attendance - Portsmouth City Council

If you would like to request a term time absence for exceptional reasons, please download and complete the form below. This can be emailed to the school office at or it can be hand delivered to the school office.

Attendance Policy

Leave of Absence Form