Holidays in Term Time
In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Any requests for leave of absence should be on an official school absence request form (please see below or ask for a copy from the school office) and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.
You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised.
The advice to headteachers to not authorise any leave of absence during term-time unless there are exceptional circumstances has not changed despite the recent appeal and national and local press coverage.
Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.