Leave of absence
Parents do not have any entitlement to take their children on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must establish that there are exceptional circumstances and the Headteacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave. Headteachers will determine how many school days a child may be absent from school if the leave is granted.
The school can only consider applications for leave of absence which are made by the resident parent (the parent with whom the child normally resides).
Applications for leave of absence must be made in advance and failure to do so will result in the absence being recorded as “unauthorised”. This may result in legal action against the parent, by way of a fixed penalty notice.
Applications for leave of absence which are made in advance and refused will result in the absence being recorded as “unauthorised”. This may result in legal action against the parent, by way of a fixed penalty notice, if the child is absent from school during that period.
The Warwickshire Attendance Service have the authority to consider issuing fixed penalty notices for leave of absence in line with the Warwickshire County Council’s Non-School Attendance and Penalty Notices Code of Conduct.