The government are very clear that children do not miss any of their education unnecessarily and any absence during term time should only be authorised under extenuating circumstances. We recognise the importance of upholding the government directive however, we also recognise that the special circumstances in which we operate. We have many families who, owing to operational commitments of the work place, are unable to be together during the academy holidays and indeed they are separated for lengthy periods of time during the year. In light of this we try to offer as much flexibility as possible when considering requests for absences during term time. Please note that absences must be requested by the parent with whom the child normally resides. We do ask that requests for time away from the academy are completed with as much detail as possible so that a swift decision can be made.
Once requests have been received they will be processed within a week and the decision forwarded to you. If you have not received a decision within 5 academy days please contact the office.