Leave of Absence Requests

As of the 1st September 2013, Headteachers can no longer grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  As a school, we do implement the fixed penalty fine procedures for unauthorised absences, which is initially a fine of £60 per child, per parent, which can rise to £120 if not paid within 28 days.   

If the Headteacher’s approval is not given and the holiday is still taken the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may be referred to in any reference by the school.   The school and West Berkshire Council have the power to impose a fixed penalty fine in these circumstances. You will be notified of the decision by letter within 5 days of you request being received.  

If you would like to request a leave of absence please fill in and submit the attached form below.

Please return this form to the Attendance Officer in Student Reception.

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