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Leave of Absence Request

Attendance and Absence Information for Parents

The DFE states that the discretion to grant leave must be used very sparingly and only in the most exceptional circumstances.  It is highly unlikely that a holiday during term time will be authorised.


The new Attendance Policy comes into force in September 2023.  If a parent chooses not to bring their child to school following a leave of absence being rejected, the absence will be marked as unauthorised and could lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice.


Any request must be received by the school at least two weeks prior to the absence (unless the absence is unforeseen).


Holidays/Leave taken without permission must be recorded as unauthorised.


Please complete the form attached and include a letter of explanation. If there is no letter of explanation included it will automatically be unauthorised. Forms should be emailed to

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