Leave during Term Time:

As from 1st September 2013, the government has deemed it necessary to amend the regulations concerning holiday leave within schools. Headteachers may no longer grant leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you need to take your child out of school during term time, a leave of absence form must be completed prior to the event and evidence related to the exceptional circumstances will need to be provided.

There is no automatic entitlement by law to time off during school time. The decision will be that of the Headteacher who will determine whether or not the request is deemed acceptable and the reasons given meet the criteria for authorisation on exceptional grounds, as laid down by Government guidelines.

Taking leave will affect your child’s schooling as much as any other absence and we expect parents to help us by trying not to take children away in school time.