Holidays in Term Time

Headteachers and Governing Bodies may not grant any leave of absence/holiday during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances will leave of absence be granted. Examples of exceptional circumstances:

A member of the service personnel who is prevented from taking holidays outside term time.

Acute family crisis

Court Order/Formal Agreement

If an application for leave of absence/holiday is made to the school, the school will respond within 5 working days. The response will inform the applicant if the leave of absence is authorised or unauthorised.

A family who take an unauthorised leave of absence/holiday will be fined £60 by the Local Authority, rising to £120 if the fine is not paid within 28 days. Penalty notices can be issued to each parent with responsibility even if the parents do not live together.