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Term Time Holidays

With it being the Summer Term and holidays beginning to be in people’s minds, this is Just to remind you that new regulations regarding term time holidays came into force in September 2013. Headteachers shall not grant any leave of absence during term time, unless they consider there are exceptional circumstances relating to the request. Parents do not have any entitlement to take their children on holiday during term time and any application must establish that there are exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher must then consider whether these warrant the granting of leave. All applications must be made in advance and a letter must accompany a green leave of absence request form which is available from the school office. If the leave is unauthorised and still taken, then each parent of each child taken out of school is liable to a Fixed Penalty Notice.