Leave of Absence Requests

As a school we actively discourage parents from taking their children out of school during term time as absences can have a negative effect on progress.

Students do not have any entitlement to time off during term time for holidays. In line with DFE guidelines, the school will only authorise requests for leave during term time if it is felt that there are exceptional circumstances. Any other leave which is taken but not authorised by the school will be recorded as an unauthorised absence on a child’s attendance record.

It is a legal requirement for parents/carers to obtain permission from the school before removing their child to take any leave during term time. Parents may be issued with a Penalty Notice (£120 per parent per child) if they take their children out of school for leave without prior authorisation.

If you are requesting a leave of absence for your child, please download the form here.

Completed forms should be returned to the school office. You will receive a letter from the Deputy Head Teacher indicating whether or not the absence has been authorised.


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