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Pupil Leave of Absence in Exceptional Circumstances

The Department of Education has made amendments to the 2006 regulations. These make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’. In the light of these changes parents and carers need to be aware that it will no longer be possible to authorise leave of absence unless the ‘exceptional circumstances’ have been explained. Reasons such as "cheaper in term time" or "more convenient" are no longer acceptable.

Please see our policies page to view our Attendance Policy.