Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances. In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional. Please note: There is no general right to authorise absence for a family holiday. If you take your child out of school without permission the absence will be unauthorised and we will consider legal action. You are advised not to make any arrangements until your request has been considered.
Please complete section A, B and C before sending this document. Include names of all siblings on the same form, if the exceptional circumstance is the same. We will then return the form with the outcome of your request in section E.
Step 1: Download Form Template
You will need access to a word processing package to complete the form. Free software such as LibreOffice is able to handle this format.