EXCEPTIONAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

There is no automatic entitlement in law to time off in school time to go on holiday.  The school will only authorise leave of absence in term time in exceptional circumstances. 

Where a parent wishes to request a leave of absence, a formal request must be made in writing, (form below), in advance, to the Headteacher who will consider the application on behalf of the Governors.  Consideration will then be given to the student's previous school attendance and that the time requested does not exceed 10 school days in one academic year. 

If a holiday is taken without prior authorisation by the school, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, the Inclusion Service will be notified and parents may be liable to a Penalty Notice.