Term Time Leave of Absence
From the 1st September 2013 the DFE amended regulations surrounding holidays in term time. The DFE removed references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and parents have no entitlement to take their children on holiday during term time.
A child who takes 10 days’ holiday during the academic year can only attain 94.7% attendance. A child who takes 10 days’ holiday in each academic year could lose the equivalent of 22 weeks (almost 6 months - about 2 terms) during their formal school career.
If you would like to request a leave of absence you MUST put this request in writing addressed to the Headteacher.
Please see our Attendance Policy for further information and the City of Sunderland Code of Conduct regarding penalty notices.
The City of Sunderland school holiday dates can be downloaded using the links below. Our inset days have been highlighted in green and our school calendar (below) updated.
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- SCHOOL CLOSED - Half Term Holiday18Feb2019
- Year 2 Multi Skills After School Club26Feb2019
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
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- Year 1 & 2 Table Top Games After School Club28Feb2019
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