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The DFES has advised us that holidays should NOT be taken in term time. They advise a Headteacher to consider the following points when deciding whether to authorise the holiday request:

  • Approval will NOT be given for pupils with poor attendance records.
  • Approval will NOT be given for holidays in SATs week or during examination weeks. Please check with the school for more specific dates for examinations.
  • Long weekends and days off should NOT normally be authorised as term time holiday.

If you feel there are exceptional reasons why holiday should be taken during term time. you can apply to have your request considered - providing you do so at least three weeks before the proposed holiday.

You can download the application form HERE.