Leave in Term Time & Unauthorised Absences
Leave in term time is not a “right”. Absence from school can have a serious impact on your child’s education. All requests for leave in term time must be made in advance of confirming any arrangements and may be granted at the Headteacher’s discretion dependant on the circumstances. Changes to the Regulations mean that schools can only authorise leave in term time if the circumstances surrounding the request are considered to be exceptional.
If pupils accumulate a number of unauthorised absence’s, school may have to consider referral to external agencies, such as the Local Authority Pupil Attendance Support Team the use of Penalty Notices may also be considered under certain circumstances, including where leave is taken without agreement.
A Holiday Request Form MUST be completed if you are taking your child out of school in term time, even if this is only for a day or two. You can call into the school office to collect one.