Amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations in relation to term time holidays on 1st September 2013 make it clear that schools are no longer allowed to authorise holidays during term time. As a result, only exceptional circumstance leave can be authorised by the Head Teacher and must be applied for prior to the leave being taken. The request will then be considered on a case by case basis. Family holidays are not considered exceptional circumstances but examples of what may be considered as such can be found in our attendance policy.

If an application for leave of absence is denied and you still take your child out of school, a Penalty Notice will be issued. Penalty Notices are issued by Leeds City Council on our behalf and are issued per parent, per child.

If you wish to make an application for leave of absence for your child, please complete the form which can be collected from the school office or downloaded by clicking the link below.  Completed forms must be returned to the school office.