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Study leave for pupils

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Last updated on 27 April 2018
School types: All · School phases: Secondary
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Schools can grant study leave to students for public exams. We summarise DfE guidance on what absence codes to use, and whether study leave counts towards attendance figures. We also explain that schools should still make provision for pupils who want to come into school to revise.

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  1. 1 Granting study leave
  2. 2 Absence codes
  3. 3 Attendance figures 
  4. 4 Students who wish to revise in school
  5. 5 Start date examples

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