Holidays in Term Time

Schools will only consider authorising leave in term time where both:


  • The application is made on schools ‘Request for leave in term time’ form, to the
    Headteacher in advance of the leave by a parent/carer the child normally lives
    with. The legislation does not allow for retrospective permission to be granted


  • There are exceptional circumstances, as agreed by the Headteacher for the
    leave and in such circumstances the Headteacher determines the length of
    any agreed leave in term time.


Applications should be made as far in advance of the leave as possible and
parents/carers should seek permission for the leave from the school before they book
any holidays. Headteachers will only agree absence in exceptional circumstances.