As a general rule absence during term time for any reason other than illness is not authorised and will be recorded as "unorthorrised absence", unless there are exceptional circumstances which should be requested formally using the form attached below and returned to the school office for the attention: The Chair of Governors.
If you choose to take an unauthorised holiday the school must contact the Education Welfare Service Specialist Unit who may issue a penalty notice. This is in line with Section 444 of the Education Act, Local Authority Guidelines and agreed School Policy.
Please note that information in regards to term time holidays is available within the schools attendance policy and has been agreed by governors.
A penalty notice may be issued by Bucks County Council with an associated fine of £60 per parent/carer, per child if paid within 21 days. This would rise to £120 per parent/carer, per child, if paid between 21 in 28 days and could lead to further court proceedings if unpaid.
Complete a referral form (also on the web – please note it is the referral form specifically relating to term time holidays)