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Late/Absence Procedures

Leave of Absence


Taking holiday from school during term time...

It is important to talk to the Headteacher or class teacher before a decision to take leave is made and complete and submit an application form at least 6 weeks beforehand.


The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 as amended by Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 no longer permit Head Teachers to authorise leave for holidays. Head Teachers may grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. If the exceptional circumstances are agreed, the Headteacher will determine the length of the absence authorised. Parents may be breaking the law if their children take leave without permission. In some cases schools may take children who are absent without permission off roll.