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Holiday Request Form

Holidays during school time

(Guidance from the Department of Education)

The Department of Education has made amendments to the 2006 regulations.  These make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’.  In the light of these changes parents and carers need to be aware that it will no longer be possible to authorise leave of absence unless the ‘exceptional circumstances’ have been explained.  Reasons such as "cheaper in term time" or "more convenient" are no longer acceptable.

We publish the dates of school terms well ahead to help you plan your holidays. When you book your holiday, please check that it does not clash with the school term.

Please do not assume that you will automatically get permission for the absence because you have filled in this holiday form.

Please wait to hear if the Principal/Senior Teacher agrees to your request.

Please return this form to the school office if you need to request time for a child to have permissive leave  during term time.

The form can be downloaded here