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Leave of Absence

Leave During Term Time

Leave During Term Time New legislation introduced in September 2013 states that parents do not have the right to take their child(ren) out of school during term time. Parents can be fined for taking their child(ren) out of school during term time except in exceptional circumstances. By law you must ask permission for your child to miss school. If you don’t, you risk being served with a penalty notice from the local authority. We would actively discourage parents and carers from taking children out of school during term time. It is recognised that absence from School directly impacts learning. If a child misses a step; the next step of learning becomes much more difficult. Special requests for leave of absence during term time should be made in person to the Head Teacher. Parents have no entitlement to leave of absence and it can only be authorised by the Head Teacher.