School attendance and term time holidays

 

Term time holidays were originally introduced for children whose parents were unable to take holiday at any other time; for example, service and farming families fell into this category.

 

Headteachers have the discretion to grant a leave of absence in a school year for a family holiday only in exeptional circumstances.  

 

Parents are asked to consider the impact on their child's learning of any absence for a holiday in term time.

 

If permission is refused and your child is absent for the dates requested, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.  Educational Welfare Officers inspect the school registers each half-term where unauthorised absences are recorded.

 

PLEASE READ OUR FULL STATEMENT ON UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE BY FOLLOWING THE LINK

 

 

With the above taken into consideration, should you wish to apply for a Request for Leave of Absence, please see the School Office for an application form.

Fixed Penalty Notice Letter