Extended Absence


Extended absence

From September 2013 there are changes in the law regarding children taking leave of absence during term time. We will not authorize leave of absence (holidays) for a child in any year group, even if the child has good attendance unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Absences that are not authorized will result in a fine for each parent who take their children on unauthorized leave.

Penalty notices are issued by the Local Authority not the school therefore the school has no power to change a penalty notice once it is issued.

From 1st September these penalty notices will be:

  • £60 per child, per parent if paid within 21 days of receipt of the notice
  • £120 per child per parent if paid within 28 days.

Families will be expected to use the 13 weeks school holiday closure during the year for the purposes of family holidays, family weddings, visits to relatives and travelling abroad for medical treatment. These will not be considered as exceptional circumstances.

Click below to view and download an Extended Absence form

Extended Absence Form