School Term Dates and Holidays
Parents/carers who need to take their child out of school during term time should contact the school immediately. Contact should be made before booking travel for holidays in term time. Please read the School Attendance policy before booking holiday in term time.
As of 1 September 2013 there has been a change in the School Attendance Regulations. Where there used to be the option for headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during the term time in ‘special circumstances’ of up to ten days in a year, this has been removed.
Headteachers are now only allowed to authorise any leave of absence when an application has been made in advance and it is felt to be for an exceptional circumstance; the annual family holiday would not be deemed an exceptional circumstance”.
Any application for a leave of absence, must be made in advance of the event in order for it to receive due consideration by the Executive Headteacher.