Term Time Leave

We require parents to observe the term times of the academy. The academy will only authorise leave of absence during term time in exceptional circumstances.  If the academy grants a leave request we will determine the length of time that the student can be away from the academy. We do not have the discretion to authorise holidays during term time.

Any requests for leave during term time will be considered on an individual basis and the student’s attendance record will be taken into account. Requests for leave will not be granted in the following circumstances:

  • During year seven when a student is settling into the academy.
  • Immediately before and during assessment periods.
  • When a student’s attendance record shows any unauthorised absence.
  • Where a student’s attendance is already below 95%.

If term time leave is not granted, taking a student out of the academy will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and may attract sanctions such as a penalty notice.