Holidays in School Term Time
As of September 2013 the Government has amended the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 and this means that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time (holidays and extended leave) unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Head Teacher cannot authorise ‘holidays’ in term time. The Government expects all schools to issue penalty notices / fines (£60) to parents who take leave of absence (holidays) in term time.
School can still consider requests for leave of absence in exceptional circumstances and a leave of absence form must be completed explaining why the absence is exceptional - these forms are available from the office.
Please do not book a holiday before requesting time off from the school as your leave may not be authorized and then you will face a £60 fine / penalty notice, if you choose to take the holiday.
No leave of absence will be authorised for Year 6 pupils during SATs week in May (Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May 2020).
In the event of severe weather, parents are advised to listen to local radio stations – Free, Heart FM, Capital, Radio WM, Signal 1 for updates and to regularly check the Wolverhampton City Council website and The Wolverhampton Today - school closures Facebook page.
Even in severe weather schools are expected to operate normally wherever possible – children are expected to attend school, even if other schools in the local area are closed, unless parents have been
officially notified that the school is closed.
If the school has to close then parents will be notified by the school’s text messaging facility as soon as possible – please ensure that we have your most up to date mobile phone number. We will also update our school website and our school Facebook page with information regarding any school closure.