Holidays in Term Time

In line with Local Authority and Government guidance, leave of absence in term time will only be considered in the most exceptional of circumstances. The principles for defining exceptional are: rare, significant, unavoidable and short, with unavoidable meaning an event that could not reasonably be scheduled at another time.



Taking holidays in term time will affect your child’s education and parents are discouraged from withdrawing their child from school during term time and we ask all parents to consider that that any savings you may make by taking a holiday in school time are offset by the cost to your child’s education.


There is no automatic entitlement in law to a leave of absence in school time to go on holiday.


All applications for leave of absence must be made in advance on the leave of absence request form which can be obtained from the school office or found in the appendices of the attendance policy.


Any period of leave taken without the agreement of the school, or in excess of that agreed,will be classed as unauthorised and may attract sanctions such as a Penalty Notice.

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