Holidays during term time will not be authorised, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as an important immediate family event. Unfortunately, cost of flights being too expensive or other family members e.g. grandparents booking surprise flights are not exceptional.
The Attendance Officer must receive a ‘request for school leave form’ for any holiday request with an explanation of why you think it’s an exceptional circumstance. This must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the requested time being taken.
Whether or not you think your circumstance is exceptional please still fill the form in as it’s important for us to make you aware of your liability and the potential consequences if you go ahead without authorisation from the head teacher.
You can print a copy of the Leave of Absence Form (below), complete our online form version or pick up a paper copy from the school office.
Penalty notices will be sought for all unauthorised holidays over a period of time or for 5 or more consecutive days.