Leave of Absence request

Thinking of taking your child out of school?

If so, please think carefully... 

  • There is no automatic entitlement to any leave in term time therefore parents must seek school’s permission before taking their child out of school. 
  • School will only authorise the absence if there are exceptional reasons for taking the leave in term time. 
  • School will require parents to fill in a leave request form prior to absence.

Reasons why you should not take your child out of school in term time:

  • Evidence shows that even small amounts of absence from school can affect your child’s progress and attainment.
  • The education of your child could be disrupted both prior to and after any leave, causing them to fall behind and struggling to catch up.
  • For every week of school a child misses, they lose 25 hours of education which can never be regained.
  • If you choose to take your child out of school during term time without permission, you may be issued with a penalty notice.

Should you wish to submit an application for leave during term time, please print by clicking here: Leave_of_Absence_Request_Form.docx