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Planned absence in term time

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, we do not authorise holiday.


We do consider authorising time off for exceptional circumstances. This is when parents cannot take time in school holidays due to seasonal/tourist work or for religious festivals.


To apply for exceptional circumstances please ask at the school office. 


  • Parents/carers must complete an exceptional circumstances form with as much detail as possible as to why they are unable to take time in school holidays and get their employer to sign it confirming that this is the case.
  • Parents/carers must then meet with HoS so you can find out if there is any educational value to the time off and record this on the form.  


Exceptional circumstances are only authorised if the pupil has achieved over the school attendance target, the form is signed by an employer and that no more than 10 days are requested in one academic year. 


Please take a look at our policies page for the school's full attendance policy.