Amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006
2.—(1) The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006(1) are amended as follows.
(2) In regulation 7—
(a)after paragraph (1) insert—
“(1A) Subject to paragraph (2), leave of absence shall not be granted unless—
(a)an application has been made in advance to the proprietor by a parent with whom the pupil normally resides; and
(b)the proprietor, or a person authorised by the proprietor in accordance with paragraph (1), considers that leave of absence should be granted due to the exceptional circumstances relating to that application.”;
Exceptional circumstances, decided by the proprietor (the head teacher). My head is exercising common sense. The new legislation is to stop people taking the piss. It is by no means out of the school's hands.