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Leave of Absence

From September 2013 the Government has changed its regulations about pupil absence from school to ensure that children’s attendance improves nationally. 


Schools are now unable to authorise absence from school unless there are exceptional circumstances. Therefore it is unlikely that requests for holidays during term time will be authorised by the school, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If a child is off school with illness for a whole week you will need to provide medical evidence that the child has been ill and attended doctor’s appointments. As you may be aware if leave from school is taken and has not been authorised the Local Authority may impose a fine of £60 per child per parent.


To view our School Attendance Policy, which details the law on taking children out of school during term time please click on document below:

If you feel you have exceptional circumstances please complete and submit the form below for consideration. Alternatively you may wish to discuss this with the Headteacher in which case please telephone or email the School Office to make an appointment.