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Wexham Court

Primary School

Preparing every child to become a successful individual in an ever evolving world

Request for Absence in Term Time

Please read the information below before applying for time off from school for your child/children.

Information for parents/carers:

  • There is no automatic right to absence for a family holiday. Authorisation will depend on whether the application meets the school’s criteria, the pupil’s current attendance record.
  • Request for the holiday should be submitted to the school no less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the holiday by the parent/carer with whom the child normally lives.
  • Authorisation during examination periods (eg SATs) and in the first term of any new school placement will not be granted, nor will time off either side of school holidays be granted.
  • Any requests for extended absence from school (more than ten school days in any academic year) will require an interview with a senior member of school staff. Only in exceptional circumstances will such leave be authorised.

If you still wish to apply for time off school please download the form below, complete and return to the School's Attendance Officer, Mrs L. Goddard, in the office.

Please note that the School, Governors and Government do not endorse any time off school. This form does not imply that authorisation will be granted but is more a vehicle for obtaining relevant information.