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Leave of Absence during term time

The Law

From 1 September 2013 Government regulations around holidays in term-time

are changing.

The changes make it clear that schools may not grant any leave of absence

from school during term-time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

This will mean that applications for leave of absence for the purpose of a

holiday in term-time will be refused unless parents can demonstrate and prove

there are exceptional circumstances relating to the holiday request.

If you take your child out of school without permission this will be recorded as

unauthorised absence (truancy) and noted on the child’s Record of

Achievement and may result in each parent being issued with a fixed penalty

fine for each child taken out of school. If absence in a rolling period of 12 weeks exceeds 7 days, you will be liable to fining. We will always follow protocols and procedures laid down by the Local Authority.

Leave of Absence Request Form


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