Holiday Application Form

GAMLINGAY VILLAGE COLLEGE                                                           

Executive Headteacher: Mr Rob Watson

Station Road, Gamlingay, Nr.Sandy, Beds. SG19 3HD

Tel: 01767 650360    Fax: 01767 650605  

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APPLICATION FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR A SCHOOL PUPIL DURING TERM TIME

Important information for parent/carers

School attendance regulation are determined by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and state that:

·         Term time holiday requests can only be authorised in extenuating circumstances e.g service personnel and others who are prevented from taking holidays during school closures or should a family need time together due to crisis.

·         Where this is the case, schools may consider authorising leave of absence of up to ten days; with an expectation that these days are taken in no more that two blocks of time in any academic year.

·         There is no automatic right to absence for a family holiday and holiday which has not been agreed will be coded as unauthorised and may be subject to the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice by the Education Welfare Service.

·         Authorisation during SATs and in the first term of any new school placement is not likely to be granted.  Your child’s previous attendance history will also be taken into account.

·         Any requests for extended leave, i.e more than 10 school days in any academic year, will result in an interview with a senior member of school staff.

·         The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 expect schools not to authorise holidays because

o   availability of cheaper holidays or accommodation

o   weather was poor during the school holiday

o   overlap with end or beginning of term

As a parent/carer, you should complete this form and return it to the school ideally prior to booking a holiday and certainly AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS before the date when you would like the period of absence to begin.  (A separate application must be completed for each child).

I wish to apply for leave of absence from school to be granted to:

 

Name of Child …………………………………………………………… Form ……………………

 

Date of proposed absence: From ………………………………. To ……………………..(Inclusive)

 

Reason for proposed absence …………………………………………………………………………

 

Please give exceptional circumstances as to why the request is for TERM TIME, continuing on a separate sheet if necessary)

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Office use only                   Name of child……………………………………. Form ……………….

 

Date request application received 

 

Total days requested in this application

 

Total days taken previously this academic year

Percentage attendance to date              %

 

Request not/is granted by                                              date

 

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