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The King's School

The King's School Founded 1545

Achievement for All


We expect students to be in school and on time everyday and we reward students for excellent attendance at school. There is a clear link between high attendance and success in school.

If a child is so unwell that they cannot attend school then parents are asked to phone the absence line 01404 816910, e-mail or click on contact us on this webpage before school starts.
The law does not grant parents an automatic right to take their child out of school for holidays during term time.  You must apply for permission in advance and permission will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. The school will inform Devon County Council if a student has ten or more half-day sessions of unauthorised absence within a six month period. The council will then decide whether to issue a penalty notice.
The “Absence Request Form” is available to download or can be collected from reception.