Henry Green School have adopted the Local Authority Policy and do not authorise holidays taken during term time, unless the head teacher deems this to be an exceptional circumstance – relevant documentation would be required to support this. Any unauthorised absences, including holidays, may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice Fine of £60 (£120 if not paid within 21 days) per parent per child.
If parents are booking or have booked a holiday, they need to fill in an ‘Emergency leave of absence’ form, this needs to be submitted 4 weeks prior to the first date of absence, these are available from the school office, and parents will then be called in to discuss the absence in a meeting on a case by case basis. Any leave agreed will be authorised and any leave not agreed will be unauthorised (as set out in borough guidance).
If you inform us that your child is ill either immediately before or after a school holiday, you will need to provide the school with medical documentation that confirms the illness. Without this, the absence will not be authorised. If your child’s absence is connected to a problem with travel or flights, we will need to see documentation of the original flight and documentation of the change. Again, without this documentation, the absence will not be authorised.