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Requests for Leave of Absence during School Time

Parents are strongly advised not to take holidays/leave of absence during term time. Some parents have been under the impression that pupils are allowed 10 days holiday from school in any one year. This is not the case. The Government’s guidance states that under special circumstances the school may consider giving permission for a child to be absent from school for a maximum of 10 days in any one school year.

Requests for leave of absence must be submitted to the Attendance Officer at least four weeks before the intended leave of absence.

Requests for leave of absence will be considered by the Head of KS3/4 and responded to via text.

Where leave of absence is taken without a request to school the school may refer to the Local Authority Legal Intervention Team.

Parents/carers who take excessive holidays/leave of absence in term time may find they will be fined and ultimately prosecuted by the Local Authority.

If a parent/carer needs to discuss an attendance issue they should contact the Head of Year or School Attendance Officer

Click here to download a copy of the Leave of Absence form

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