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We have been informed by the Department for Education that there has been an amendment to school attendance regulations. Previously, schools have followed the Education Regulations 2006.
These regulations allowed headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in “special circumstances” of up to 10 sessions per academic year.
Schools are now bound by the Education Regulations 2013 which come into force in September 2013. Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten sessions. The amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
This means that from September we are not allowed to authorise any holidays requested in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Exceptional Circumstances will not include;
– financial reasons
– parental holidays/newspaper holiday schemes
– family visits/weddings
– travelling abroad to visit a doctor
– birthday treats
– looking after other family members either in this country or another
– going abroad for a passport renewal
– sibling holidays
Should you still feel that your reason for requesting a holiday is “exceptional” you are advised to make an appointment to speak to the headteacher, who will then discuss the request with you personally.
These regulations are binding on all schools in the country. Should you require any further information regarding the regulations please view the link below.
Your co-operation in this matter is appreciated.