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Holidays in Term Time

Requests for absence during term-time


- Due to Government legislation we are no longer able to authorise any holiday during school time. This absence will therefore be recorded as unauthorised absence on your child’s attendance record unless this is deemed to be an exceptional circumstance which would need to be agreed by the Headteacher.


- Where a family is known to have siblings at any other school in the Ridgewood Pyramid, a discussion will take place between the two or more schools and an agreed decision will be made.


- A Penalty Notice may be issued by the Local Authority following your child's absence. Penalty notices are issued at £60 per parent* (if paid within 21 days) and £120 (if paid within 28 days) for each child. An ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ application form is available from our school office or by clicking the link below


- If you do not notify us but we have evidence that your child has been on holiday, a fixed penalty fine may still be issued.





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