Holidays in Term Time

Alongside the recent amendments in the law and as part of the Academy’s updated Attendance Policy we are no longer allowed to authorise holidays during term time except in exceptional circumstances. Term time holidays can result in a significant amount of work being missed which will in turn impact upon attainment. If a two week holiday is taken during the course of the Academic Year then attendance will automatically be reduced to less than 96%.

Should you wish to request holidays during term time then we ask that you request a holiday form from the Office/Attendance Team. This should then be returned to the Academy and it will be responded to in due course.

It is important that we make you fully aware of the implications should you choose to take your child out of school without permission from the Principal. We are required to make a referral to the Local Authority who may then decide to impose a Fixed Penalty Notice. This means that you are required to pay a sum of £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. Failure to comply with this may result in court action and possibly a more punitive disposal.

 You may find the Government website helpful in this instance, please click here