Holidays in Term Time

School does not grant leave of absence for family holidays taken in term-time. Only in exceptional and unusual circumstances will absence for holidays be authorised e.g. one day to attend a parents wedding. We are keen to stress that term-time holidays should be avoided; children will miss important work and we cannot expect teachers to make special arrangements for children whose absence is avoidable. The policy for what is determined ‘exceptional circumstances’ has been agreed by the Governors and is available on request. The Governors have set a policy that will not authorise holidays and all cases will be sent to the Local Authority for a penalty notice.