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Authorised absence for religious observance

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Last updated on 18 August 2017
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Which religious festivals should we authorise absence for? This article points to the DfE’s attendance guidance. It also points to calendars of religious celebrations, and looks at how many days of leave should be granted.

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Contents

  1. 1 Absence due to religious observation must be authorised
  2. 2 Calendars of religious celebrations
  3. 3 Duration of absence for religious observance
  4. 4 Family ceremonies are not considered religious observance

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