The Department for Education (DfE) has announced important amendments to legislation surrounding holidays in term time.
In September 2013, The Department for Education announced important changes to legislation surrounding holidays in term time. This new law does any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any applications for leave of absence must be in exceptional circumstances and the Head Teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
As a school, we fully appreciate the financial difficulties that some parents face when booking holidays, particularly during school holidays however, there is an expectation that all schools in Cheshire West and Chester introduce firm policies and stringent checks to ensure that there is a significant reduction in the number of absence during term time.
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the school to thank you for your full support in this matter by not taking your child out of school during term time.
Further information can be obtained from www.dfe.gov.uk
If it is necessary for you to request leave of absence for family holiday due to exceptional circumstances, an applicaton form can be requested from the Head teacher.