A Reminder - No Holidays During Term Time

In 2013 the Department for Education announced important changes regarding the taking of any leave of absence during term time. Please be reminded of the following:

• With effect from September 2013 headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. THIS INCLUDES HOLIDAYS.All requests for any exceptional leave of absence must be made in writing to the headteacher who will consider each individual case

• Any such requests must be made well in advance of the dates of the requirement and before any arrangements are made

• Each parent/carer can be fined up to £120 (per student) by the Local Authority for taking their child out of school during term time without the consent of the headteacher

• In some circumstances students may be removed from the roll and therefore lose their school place We sincerely hope that all parents will support St Peter’s on this matter and recognise the benefits that increased attendance will have on attainment. Further information can be found on the St Peter’s website: www.stpetershigh.com under ‘Policies/info’ Attendance.