Harrow’s Code of Conduct provides that Penalty Notices / prosecutions may be appropriate in the following circumstances:
Absence from school
- At least 20 sessions (10 school days) lost to unauthorised absence within a period of no more than 12 weeks.
- A leave of absence of at least 10 consecutive sessions (5 school days) not approved by head teacher as exceptional.
- In cases where a child persistently arrives at school after the register has closed (ten unauthorised late marks) within a period of no more than 12 weeks.