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Pupil leave of absence during term time
How should we deal with requests for holidays in term time? 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.
- Term-time absences can only be granted in ‘exceptional circumstances’
- The headteacher decides what constitutes ‘exceptional circumstances’
- Examples of ‘exceptional circumstances’ from schools
- A leave of absence must be authorised in advance
- Deciding on a reasonable period of absence
- Parents can be fined for taking their children on holiday during term time
- Providing work for pupils to complete when off school in term time
- Removing pupils from the school roll due to absence
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