Can a student take a holiday in term time?

Due to the legal change in the Department for Education (DfE) legislation, at Rivacre Valley Primary Scool we will only grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances that are not related to holidays.

Term time holidays/extended leave are not allowed and parents/carers are discouraged from arranging them in term time.

If parents/carers choose to take their child out of school for a holiday in term time, the absence will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. This will then lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued.

Parents/carers must send in a letter addressed to the Headteacher requesting permission to take their child out of school during term time due to an exceptional circumstance or ask at the office for an Exceptional Circumstances Form.

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