Request For Holidays During Term Time
The school holiday dates are published a year in advance and we strongly advise parents/carers to book their family holidays during the school holidays.
No parents/carers can demand leave of absence for their child/children as a right.
If a family holiday in term time is unavoidable, a holiday form must be completed prior to the holiday. Holiday Request Form, copies are also available on request from the school.
The Local Authority advises headteachers to only authorise absence for holidays in exceptional circumstances. As previously stated absence from school (whatever the reason) can adversely affect a child’s ability to benefit fully from their educational opportunities and to keep up with programmes of study.
The Headteacher will decide whether or not to authorise the absence having considered:
- The child's record of attendance
- The school year the child is in