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Holidays in Term Time

Taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to their educational progress.

A pupil who takes 10 days absence will only attain 94.7% attendance in the year. They will also miss 50 hours of education.

There is NO entitlement for parents to take their child out of school during term time. However, you may apply to the school for leave of absence if you believe there are exceptional circumstances.

The Education (Pupil Registration)(England)(Amendment) Regulations 2013 amended Regulation 7 prohibit Headteachers granting leave of absence to a pupil except where an application has been made in advance (at least four weeks before) by the parent/carer with whom the pupil normally resides and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.

If the absence is not authorised and the holiday/leave of absence is taken anyway, the case will be referred to the Education Support Service (ESS) which may issue a Penalty Notice for £120 (or £60 if paid within 21 days) to each parent for each child take out of school.

To make a request for leave of absence.

Parents should complete a leave of absence form at least 4 weeks in advance of the absence. 

Complete the Pupil Leave of absence online form below:

The Pupil Leave of absence form can also be collected from reception, completed and returned to the Academy.

The Academy will then write to you within 5 days to notify you if the request will be authorised or unauthorised.