Consistent daily school attendance for children between the ages of 5 and 16 is compulsory in the Netherlands and necessary to ensure academic progress. We monitor lateness and absence continuously and encourage all parents to ensure the children consistently arrive at school on time and that absence is limited to unavoidable reasons such a sickness preventing attendance at school or appointments that cannot be made outside of school hours (Doctors/Dentists, etc.)

Absence reporting

It is important to notify us of absence. When your child is absent from school due to illness or doctor visit etc, please make sure to inform the school ahead of time via our school PARRO app. Details and log-ins are provided to all new parents.

The school is required by law to record the reason(s) for any students absence and to report any unauthorised or apparent excessive absence (lateness/sickness), especially where connected to a school holiday (holiday extension), to the Attendance Officer.

Applications for leave of absence

In exceptional circumstances we are able to grant leave during term time. There are two types of exceptional leave: Special Leave and Holiday Leave and the appropriate form must be completed

A Special Leave Form is used to request leave for reasons such as a family wedding abroad, moving house, appointments for administrative purposes, etc. There is a list on the form of potentially allowed reasons and number of days permitted.

Parents are expected to take holidays during school holidays which are communicated well in advance however a Holiday Leave Form can be submitted where a parent  is unable to take holiday with his/her child/children during the official school holiday period(s) due to the specific nature of his/her profession.

The application form for Holiday Leave or Special Leave can be downloaded below and must be submitted to Jules at A student’s attendance record (lateness and absence) is always reviewed along with any application for leave.

For further detailed information please refer to our school guide