Holiday Requests

Requests for leave of absence

The Government has issued schools with new legislation which will only allow Head Teachers to grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. We believe that children need to be in school for all sessions, so that they can make the most progress possible. If parents/carers make a request for holiday in term time it will only be authorised if the school deems that there are exceptional circumstances and reasons for this to happen.
Such exceptional circumstances may be:
• Where forces personnel are on leave from a foreign posting
• Where parents have significant employment restrictions.
• Where significant family events and circumstances occur such as bereavement.

Any unauthorised absence such as taking holidays in term time when they have not been approved by the school, may result in a fixed term penalty notice being issued by the Education Attendance Service. The Fixed Term Penalty Notice fees are currently £60/£120 per parent per child.