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Cropwell Bishop Primary School

Cropwell Bishop Primary School

Request for Absence From Learning

Please submit the completed form below giving at least 4 weeks' notice of the intended absence

Please note that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Absence for holidays in term time due to the following reasons will NOT be authorised:

• availability of cheap holidays
• availability of desired accommodation
• poor weather experienced in the school holiday period
• overlap with beginning or end of term
• holidays booked before checking with the school
• day trips
• sporting fixtures and shows
• holiday dates of siblings at other schools
• parents leave of absence from work cannot be in school holidays

There are certain times of the year when a child may experience extra problems because of missing school. These include examination periods, at the time of starting a new school and at the start of a new school term. In deciding whether to authorise your child’s absence and give permission for absence in term time, the school will take these and other factors into account.

If the school refuse your application you can still take your child out of school but the absences will be treated as unauthorised. Unauthorised absences may lead to a Penalty Notice or a Summons being issued against you for irregular school attendance.

Having read these notes, if you still wish to apply for a leave of absence for your child to accompany you on holiday during term time then please complete the application attached. This form should be returned to your child’s school as far in advance of the proposed holiday as possible.

I make application for my child named above to have authorised absence from school for the reasons stated. I understand that if this is not agreed then any absence will be treated as unauthorised and may lead to the issue of a Penalty Notice or a Summons for irregular school attendance.