Academy Holiday Dates
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Holidays in Term Time
The Government has made amendments to the Education Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1 September 2013. Leave of absence can no longer be granted during term time unless the application is made in advance, and in writing, by the parent / carer with whom the child resides and there are exceptional circumstances to justify the granting of leave.
The Principal must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant this and attendance must be 95% or higher. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school. This will happen if your child’s attendance is below 95% or will fall below 95% as a result of taking the holiday.
Failing to ensure regular attendance of a child of compulsory school age (5-16) and registered at a state school, or failure to ensure that a child excluded from school does not appear in a public place can result in the issue of a penalty notice. This costs £60 if paid within 28 days and £120 if paid within 42 days.
Please see the Academy website for further information about attendance and also a copy of the LA’s Fixed Penalty Notices Code of Conduct. Copies of this document are also kept at reception.