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Pupil Leave of Absence


Parents are required under the Education Act (1996) to ensure their child attends school regularly.  There is no automatic right to take a child out of school during term time but the law allows Head Teachers to consider individual requests to authorise a leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.


The request for an authorised leave of absence must be made in advance using the Pupil Leave of Absence Form and the Head Teacher may invite the parent into school to discuss the request before a decision is made.