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Pupil Leave of Absence Policy

Revisions by the Department for Education to the 2006 Education (Pupil registration) Regulations state that from the 1st September 2013, a Headteacher/Principal can no longer authorise any holidays during term time. The amendments make clear that a Headteacher/Principal may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers/Principals should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. An example of such an exceptional circumstance would be a leave of absence to represent a national team in a sporting event.

Further information can be found at:

Department of Education РSchool Attendance and Absence

A copy of the ammended Cluster Leave of Absence form is available below.  This form will need to be used from 1st September 2013 at all of the schools in the cluster.

Pupil Leave of Absence Form for cluster update