Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together

Request for Leave of Absence

Request for Leave of Absence

 

 

The regulations for holidays in term time state that: - 

New legislation does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must be in exceptional circumstances and the Head Teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave. 

 

Parents should be informed that taking children out of school when a holiday is not authorised could lead to legal action under Section 444 (1) or (1A) of the Education Act 1996 and could result in being issued with a Penalty Notice under Section 23 of the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003. 

 

If you do need to take your child out of school during term time you must complete a 'Request for leave of absence' form, which should be sent to school as far in advance of the event as possible. The Head Teacher will then determine whether the circumstances are exceptional.

 

 

 

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