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Holidays in Term Time

  • In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration)(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made - at least 10 school days before the holiday is planned.
  • You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised.  This will be issued from the Local Education Authority Education Welfare Service.

Penalty notices are currently £60.00 per child per parent if paid within 30 days or £120.00 per child per parent if paid after 30 days.