Dear -principal's name-,
I am -name-, the parent of -name-, in -grade- at school. We write to notify you that -name- will not be attending -school- in 2009.
It has been a privilege for -name- to attend PLC for the last two years; however she will be leaving the school at the end of 2008, due to having been offered a place at another school. We will always be grateful for the school's nurturing environment and excellent education standards.
We trust that this information will enable -name's- absence to be an authorised one.
Father of -name-
Should I add or change anything? Constructive comments are appreciated.