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Leave of absence/holidays

Please note that there is no entitlement for a parent to take a child out of school for a holiday during term time. If you believe there are exceptional circumstances you may apply in writing to the Headteacher, outlining the exceptional circumstance. Please see the link below. 


If the leave of absence is taken and there are no authorised exceptional circumstances the school will notify the local authority who may issue a penalty notice of £60 to each parent for each child to be paid within 21 days; rising to £120 if not paid within the required timescale. 


As the start of a new school year is such an important time please note that under Essex County Council guidelines a penalty notice may be issued if there are 6 or more sessions (3 days) un-authorised absence due to a holiday during the first 2 weeks of September.