Term Dates

Leave of Absence During Term Time

Parents / Carers do not have a right or entitlement to take children on holiday during term time. 

If parents / carers wish to apply for a leave of absence from school during term time, they will need to write to the Principal detailing the reason for their request. Each request will be considered on its merits and authorised leave is granted at the discretion of the Principal.  Authorised leave will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. The child’s overall attendance pattern, the nature of the event, the amount of notice given and the impact on the child’s academic progress will be taken into consideration. Cheaper holiday prices will not be considered to be a valid reason for absence during term time. 

The decision whether or not to apply for a penalty notice against parents is entirely at the discretion of the school. 

In accordance with Government guidelines, the Local Education Authority reserves the right to fine parents who take their children out of the Academy for holidays during term time without approval.