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Holidays in Term Time

Holidays in term time:

There is no automatic entitlement in law to holidays in school time.


All applications for leave must be made in advance.

At the discretion of the school a maximum of 10 days in any academic year may be authorised under certain circumstances. The Governing Body has instructed the Head Teacher to ensure that any request for a holiday where there is a record of unacceptable levels of absence and/or lateness is not to be authorised. If a child's attendance level is below 90%, or where it was below 90% the previous year, no leave of absence will be authorised.


Any holiday taken without the agreement of the school will be classed as unauthorised.

The local authority will then issue a fine per child, for each parent, who take unauthorised holidays in term time.