This form should be completed by the parent/carer and returned to the school as far in advance as possible and at least 7 days before the first date of the period of absence being requested. Parents/carers must obtain the schools permission before making any bookings for travel in term time.
No parent/carer can demand leave of absence for the purposes of a holiday as of right. The law says that schools have a discretionary power to grant up to 10 days authorised absence in a school year. Each application is considered individually by the school, taking into account factors like the timing of the holiday and the child's attendance record.
Taking a holiday during term time means that children miss important school time-both educationally and for other school activities. Before completing this application parents/carers are asked to consider the effect on their child's continuity of education.
I request permission for my child to be absent from school