Holidays & Leave

Term Time Leave Request Form

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ THE TEXT BELOW

THINK of the effect upon your child

  • Those children with the best rates of attendance achieve the best results.
  • Taking holidays in term time will affect their potential.
  • Children taken out of school may never catch up on coursework missed; this may affect test results and can be a particular problem for children in the last year of their

If you wish to remove your child from school for an additional holiday or to request leave of absence for any reason during term time you must complete and return the online request form on the right of this page. This form requires Flash (should work as standard on the majority of PCs and laptops but will not work with ipads. mobile phones or tablets as a rule).

If you cannot see the form on the right entitled Term Time Leave Request. please email the school office with:

Your name. reason for absence (‘Holiday’ is not sufficient and will lead to the request being declined). Child/ren name(s) and year group(s). latest attendance report percentage. day & dates of absence. total school days. We will then reply by email.

Requests for leave must be submitted no less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the absence. The reason for the request must be fully filled in – ‘Holiday’ is an insufficient explanation and will result in the request not being accepted.

Failure to follow this procedure will result in an ‘Unauthorised Absence’ mark recorded against your child and a possible referral to the County Attendance Officer.

Medical – Dentist/Doctor

Please try to make routine medical appointments/check ups for before school or after school. This will save on class disruption from children departing or arriving during lessons and also ensures that your child has an attendance mark rather than a medical absence mark.

  • There are only 190 statutory school days in one year.
  • There are 175 days (weekends and holidays) available to use for holidays or routine appointments, which would not have a negative effect on your child’s education.
  • Every school day counts!
  • The law states that there is no automatic right to absence for a family holiday during term time.
  • The headteacher does not have to authorise holidays in term time other than in exceptional circumstances.
  • Exceptional circumstances can only cover a maximum of 10 school days per school year.

The headteacher will take into consideration the following points before making a decision about the request

  • Attendance history
  • The stage of your child’s education
  • The time of year (e.g. exams. planned school events)

THINK of the effect upon your child

  • Those children with the best rates of attendance achieve the best results.
  • Taking holidays in term time will affect their potential.
  • Children taken out of school may never catch up on coursework missed; this may affect test results and can be a particular problem for children in the last year of their

 

Term Time Leave Request Form