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Holidays in Term Time


On 1st September 2013 the Government rules changed in relation to holidays or trips during term time. We are no longer allowed to authorise any leave for 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 attendance record both prior to and subsequence to this letter.

  • 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.


Previously, we have authorised occasional holidays, but we are NO LONGER allowed to do this.  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.