REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE IN TERM TIME
The 2013 regulation amendments make clear that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence (holiday) during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The amendments give parents no entitlement to take their child out of school for a holiday in term time. The Head teacher and the Governing Body will determine what the exceptional circumstances are.
TAKING YOUR CHILD OUT OF SCHOOL WITHOUT THE SCHOOL’S AUTHORISATION MAY RESULT IN THE LOCAL AUTHORITY ISSUING A FIXED PENALTY NOTICE TO EACH PARENT/CARER FOR EACH CHILD.
Penalties for unauthorised absence
Paid within 21 days
£60 per parent
£60 per child = £120 per parent
After 21 days and before 28 days
£120 per parent
£120 per child = £240 per parent
After 28 days
You will be summons to appear before the Magistrates’ Court on the grounds you have failed to secure your child’s regular attendance.
You will be summons to appear before the Magistrates’ Court on the grounds you have failed to secure your children’s regular attendance.