As a parent or carer, you should fill in this form if you need to request a leave of absence to take your child out of the academy during term time. Schools may authorise a leave of absence during term time only in ‘exceptional circumstances’ as any absence impacts directly on achievement. Parents or carers should not expect such leave to be granted as of right. Permission will not be given if it is applied for after the leave of absence has taken place.
Normally, a student shall not be granted more than 10 days’ leave of absence in any academic year.
After completing the form, please return it to the Principal no less than three (3) weeks’ before the date when you want the period of absence to start.
The conditions under which a leave of absence may be granted are contained in Reg. 8 of The Education (Pupils Registration) Regulations 1995 and Sections 38-42 of School Attendance, Policy and Practice on Categorisation of Absence 2004.
Click here to download a leave of absence form.