Leave of Absence

Requests for Leave of Absence – Changes to the law from 1st September 2013.

Dear Parent/Carer

Requests for Leave of Absence – Changes to the law

I am writing on behalf of the Local Authority to inform you of changes to the law regarding requests for leave of absence during the school term.

From 1st September 2013, the law gives no entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any activity, holiday or event should be arranged during the 13 weeks of school closure. Leave of absence will have a detrimental impact on your child’s educational achievement.

If leave of absence is taken during term-time parent/carers will receive a Penalty Notice from the Local Authority for taking a child out of school without the school’s permission. From 1st September 2013 Penalty Notices cost £60 per child, per parent if paid within 21 days increasing to £120 per child, per parent if paid between 22 and 28 days.

If you have any questions about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the School.

Yours sincerely

H S Hayer
Headteacher