Holidays in Term Time
Due to a change in legislation by the Government which came into force from September 2013 the school has been required to change its policy of granting up to 10 days holidays in term time due to 'special circumstances'.
The amendments made by the Department for Education mean that the law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must be in 'exceptional circumstances' and the headteacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave.
According to the new legislation, parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school. The Local Authority is responsible for this, not the school.
The Governing Body updated the school policy to reflect the new legislation for term time holidays in conjunction with local schools. As a result from Septemeber 2013 the school is unable to authorise term time holidays. Any holiday taken during term time will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, unless it meets the criteria for 'exceptional circumstances'.
Exceptional circumstances would include armed forces set holidays and fixed annual leave by employers.
If any parent would like to discuss this further please contact Miss Kelly in school or the Education Welfare Officer at Kettlethorpe High School Tel: 01924 256 423