Term Time Absence

Due to recent Government amendments to DFE regulations absence requests from parents, Headteachers are no longer permitted to authorise any leave or absence from school unless the circumstances are “exceptional” relating to a “one off” isolated situation.

“Exceptional” circumstances no longer cover:
Holidays of any description, unless necessitated by work contracts.
Family Birthday celebrations.
Visiting relatives abroad, unless connected with emergency chronic sickness or death.

If the school refuses your request and the child is still taken out of school, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and noted on your child’s attendance record. Please be aware that unauthorised absences may result in a penalty notice. These amendments came into force on 1st September 2013.

If you do need to request time off during term time then please complete the form, link below, and hand to the school office before the absence.

Absence Request Form