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Last updated on 29 March 2018
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Term-time absences can only be granted in 'exceptional circumstances'. This article includes a Parent Pamphlet setting out the rules on term-time leave. It looks at examples of exceptional circumstances from schools and links to DfE advice.

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  1. Term-time absences can only be granted in ‘exceptional circumstances’
  2. The headteacher decides what constitutes ‘exceptional circumstances’
  3. Examples of ‘exceptional circumstances’ from schools
  4. A leave of absence must be authorised in advance
  5. Deciding on a reasonable period of absence
  6. Parents can be fined for taking their children on holiday during term time
  7. Providing work for pupils to complete when off school in term time
  8. Removing pupils from the school roll due to absence

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