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Regular school attendance is an important part of giving your child the best possible start in life.  By law, all children of compulsory school age (5 to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education. 

Bracknell-Forest Council guidance on holidays and extended visits overseas during term time can be found in the attachment below.

On the occasion that term time leave is unavoidable, the form below should be completed and given to the School Attendance Officer (Mrs Ahmed). Please complete only one per family.

If necessary, Mrs Ahmed will then arrange for an appointment for you with the headteacher to discuss the request.

The regulations make it clear that parents do not have any right or entitlement to take a child out of school for the purposes of a term time holiday. The regulation states that headteachers may only grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.

The policy* of this school is that term-time holidays will NOT be authorised.

Please note that taking unauthorised term time leave may lead to the Local Authority issuing a fixed penalty notice*.

*For more information see our Attendance policy in the attachments below.

*For more information see the Fixed Penalty Notice attachment below.