Holidays in Term Time
Attendance at school is of enormous importance to the educational well-being of all our pupils. With regard to making a request for absence, please contact the school. Authorisation for absence will only be given in extenuating circumstances.
Parents should be aware of the following;
AUTHORISATION OF ABSENCE IN TERM TIME
Amendments have been made to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, which came into force on 1 September 2013. These amendments state that that the Headteacher may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional’ circumstances. If such leave is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child can be away from school.
If a parent feels that such exceptional circumstances exist, they should write a letter requesting leave of term time absence. The school should receive adequate notice of such circumstances.
All requests for term time absence will be considered for authorisation by the Headteacher and a decision will be made taking into account the following criteria:
FIXED PENALTY NOTICE
The Headteacher has the right to issue fixed penalty notices to parents/carers who compromise the education of their child/children through the persistent taking of unauthorised absences.