Exceptional Leave During Term Time
Terms and Conditions
Please do not request time off during term time for your child except in exceptional circumstances.
Time off school during term time is disruptive to your child’s education and will not be granted except in exceptional circumstances.
Leave taken without the permission of the Headteacher will be recorded as unauthorised absence and you may be liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice resulting in a £60 fine.
Time off school during term time for family holidays is not a right and will not be granted except in exceptional circumstances.
If you wish to request exceptional leave of absence for your child/ren, you must fill in the request form attached and hand it in to the school before booking any flights or other arrangements and at least 4 weeks before the first requested day of absence.
The headteacher will consider your request and will also look very carefully at your child’s previous attendance record, including time off due to illness or morning lateness, before making a decision.
Leave will never be granted during September, April or May (because of the new school year, revision and testing).
If exceptional leave is granted, your child must return on the date agreed or your child may be removed from the school roll.
The school may also inform the Education Welfare Officer.
If, having read this guidance, you still wish to apply for leave for your child/ren, please fill out the Exceptional Leave During Term Time Request Form overleaf and return it to school at least 4 weeks before the first date of your requested absence. The headteacher will contact you to discuss your request.