Publications for parents

Here you will find publications of general interest to students, parents and carers.


Absence during term time requests

The Department for Education has issued new regulations regarding students taking term time holiday or absence from school for any other reason.  From 1 September 2013, Headteachers are not permitted to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Requests will only be considered if attendance is above 96% and there are no exams during the period of requested absence.

At West Exe School, we have always promoted the importance of excellent attendance, and work hard to support students and parents in ensuring high attendance. We know that excellent attendance will help to boost achievement and allow students to reach their full potential, and would encourage all parents/carers to avoid requesting absence during term time.

Absence request form from April 2015 – PDF Acrobat reader version


School nursing service

Students and parents/carers at West Exe School have access to the Devon School Nursing Service. You can contact them at the West Exe Children’s Centre on 01392 453440. This leaflet gives full details of the immunisations and other services they offer.

Child employment information

Devon CC Guide to child employment – the law as it relates to any young person in full time education undertaking employment

Work permit application form

West Exe School Parental Responsibility Guidelines

West Exe School Parental Responsibility Guidelines

Online safety

Facebook advice for parents

Ready to Learn Policy

Behaviour Policy