Term Dates



As I am sure you are aware, good attendance is linked to good academic progress at school. At this stage I thought it would be useful to share the revised statutory guidance for schools, which came into affect from the 1st September 2013.


The Department of Education has made amendments to the 2006 regulations. These make it clear that Headteachers 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 is not 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. For more information see:  

http://www.education.gov.uk/popularquestions, then click on the “Schools” menu on the left and scroll down to the relevant question. “Can I take my child on holiday in term time?”

T. 01752 843561 F. 01752 849 729 E. secretary@ssscp.org.uk