Leave of absence request for term time holiday.
In line with the DFE guidance published on this page - we would like to make all parents aware of the need to complete a LOA (Leave of absence request form) BEFORE embarking on any trip, visit or family event.
Direct from the Sandwell LA website:
Holidays in term time (penalty notices)
All holidays in term time (now called leave of absence in exceptional circumstances) must be agreed by the head teacher/principal before the holiday is taken.
Parents/carers do not have a right to take their children out of school during term time and may be fined for taking holidays without the school's consent.
A penalty notice (similar to a parking ticket) may be issued where parents/carers fail to ensure regular school attendance.
Penalty notices, when issued, tells the parents/carers to pay a fine of £60 (if paid within 21 days) or £120 if paid within 28 days (from September 2013).
And a link to the full page : https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200295/schools_and_learning/2655/holidays_in_term_time_penalty_notices
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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