Can I take my child out of school for a family holiday?

Should you wish to seek permission for a term-time holiday, please collect, complete and return a request form from the School Office. Please note, term time holidays for whatever reason, are discouraged by the School and will not be authorised by the Headteacher. 

As set down by the Department for Education, Penalty Notices can be issued for unauthorised absence. In Hampshire, Penalty Notices are issued when a pupil has had 10 or more half-day sessions (equivalent to five school days) of unauthorised absence, in any 10 school week period; or one or more unauthorised absences during a public exam, assessment or test (where the dates have been published).
Unauthorised absence is absence not approved by the school and will be coded on your child’s attendance record as one of the following:
  • O – unauthorised absence
  • U – late after close of registration
  • G – non-approved leave of absence (holiday).
Hampshire county Council Attendance Guidelines for Parents/Carers