School Term Dates
Thinking of a Holiday? In September 2013 The Secretary of State for Education made changes to the provision of holidays during term time. At our school we recognise that every minute of school time counts, we encourage our children to be punctual and therefore, in line with the new regulations, it is only possible to grant a holiday for any pupil during term time where there are exceptional circumstances. Please use this form if you need to request time off of school for your child/children.
It is a legal requirement for parents/carers to obtain the permission of the Headteacher before removing their child from school in order to take a holiday during term time. Parents do not have an automatic right to take their children out of school for holidays during term time and may be issued with a Penalty Notice (£100 per parent per child) if they do so without prior arrangement with the Headteacher. Parents wishing to apply for their child to be granted leave from school should complete this form and return it to school for consideration before booking and well in advance of the proposed leave. Upon receipt of a request the Headteacher will make a decision as to whether to authorise the absence, being mindful of government regulations and LA guidance. The legislation only allows the Headteacher to authorise such leave in special or exceptional circumstances. By definition, special or exceptional trips should not occur regularly. Therefore, it is not expected that holiday leave will be requested on an annual basis. For leave of more than 10 school days in duration, or when school have concerns about the leave request, the Headteacher or their representative will arrange to meet with you to discuss your application. Please see overleaf for factors that will be taken into account by school when considering a request for leave.