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Request for leave during term time

By law, maintained schools cannot authorise any leave in term time other than in exceptional circumstances. Taking a child out of school in term time will affect their education and progress as much as any other absence. If leave is being requested for a holiday or extended leave abroad, approval should be obtained from the head teacher before making any bookings.


Leave of absence in term time will not be granted unless:


  • a request for leave has been made in advance by a parent with whom the pupil normally resides (using the form available on the school website or from the school office), and
  • the head teacher considers that leave of absence should be granted due to the exceptional circumstances relating to the request.


Parents should complete the form below and forward it to the headteacher as soon as possible via the school office.

Request for leave of absence form

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