Applying for holiday leave during term time
In accordance with DfE guidance we no longer grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Family holidays are NOT exceptional circumstances and ALL requests will be turned down.
Penalty Notices may be issued:
- If the Head Teacher has refused the request for term time absence but the absence occurs anyway;
- If a student has not returned to school by the agreed date with no satisfactory explanation;
- Where the absence has been recorded by the school as unauthorised in the attendance register on at least 10 sessions (5 school days) during the current term. AND
- Where a written request for term time absence has not been received by the Head Teacher but the absence/holiday occurs anyway.
Where school absence penalty notices are issued the timescale for payment will be £60 per child per parent if paid within 21 days and £120 if paid within 28 days.