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Leave of absence information. (Holiday request form)

Term Time Leave of Absence


  • In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


  • Any requests must be made on the form below and submitted to the office at least 10 school days prior to any leave being taken, leave cannot be given retrospectively.


  • Exceptional circumstances must be evidenced by a letter from the employer. To take a holiday in term time because the cost is cheaper IS NOT an exceptional circumstance.


  • No holiday requests are authorised in May and June for Year 1 & Year 2 children due to Phonics and SATs tests.


  • We consider every request for leave in relation to the individual pupil and will inform the parent of their decision within 10 school days of receiving the application.


  • You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised.