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Fox Hollies Special School

Fox Hollies Special School

Regular attendance at school enables students to make good progress.

Family holidays should be taken in school holidays and not in term time. Authorisation of family holidays during term time is at the discretion of the Head Teacher and can only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Leave of absence request forms are available from the school office. Any holiday taken without prior permission will be classed as unauthorised.

Notifying school

Please contact the school at your earliest convenience to let us know if your child will be absent.


We recognise that from time to time your child may be ill; please let us know as soon as possible if they are unable to attend school. If your child has suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting, we follow guidance from the Health Protection Agency which recommends that pupils are absent from school for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Please contact your transport provider and guide to advise that your child is not attending school so transport can be cancelled. NEAT: 0333 241 2745

Please inform school before 8.45am of your child’s name, reason for absence. There is the facility to leave a voicemail 24 hours a day. 0121 464 6566.

Medical Appointments

For routine appointments we ask that you make every effort to arrange these out of school time.