Unauthorised Absence

Term Time Holidays

As you may be aware Cheshire East put on hold the issuing of fixed penalty notices in May 2016, due to the case of Isle of White V Platt, which was found in favour of the Isle of White Local Authority.

As a result of this judgement, the policy recommenced on 1st September 2017, any requests made for a holiday to be taken in the academic year 2017-18 or thereafter which is not considered by the Head teacher to be exceptional circumstances will be recorded as unauthorised, and a fixed penalty will be issued by the Local Authority.

If parents or carers do request a leave of absence, we ask that you follow the procedures in the schools attendance policy and complete a written application.

Parents/Carers will receive a written response from the Head teacher letting you know if your application has been approved.

If the holiday goes ahead after the application has been declined the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

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Contact the School

Beechwood Primary School

Mrs. S. Harper - Headteacher
Meredith Street

Tel: 01270 214490
Fax: 01270 251529