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Attendance/Term Time Holidays

Holidays in Term Time


Government rules are clear in relation to holidays or trips during term time. We are no longer allowed to authorise any leave for any holidays or trips during term time.


Parents/Carers need to be aware that if their child is out of school for holidays or trips, the Local Authority will always take legal action for unauthorised absences.


  • Each parent/carer will receive a Penalty Notice of £120.00 for each child. This will be reduced to £60.00 if paid within 21 days of the fine being issued.

  • Any such Penalty Notice or prosecution may relate to your child’s full attendance record.

  • Each parent/carer may receive a court summons, which may lead to a criminal record and a fine.

  • Your child is at risk of losing their school place.


We do not authorise occasional holidays/days off in any circumstances and work closely with our Attendance team and out Education Welfare Officer (EWO) to ensure all children's attendance is of a high standard. The Government have made it very clear that children have 13 weeks holidays from school to use to go away.


We all want the best for every child in our school. We appreciate your support in this matter.