Leave of Absence

The Local Authority and the Newman Catholic Collegiate strongly discourages parents/carers from applying for leave of absence during term time. In line with Government and Local Authority guidance, authorised absence will only be given for exceptional circumstances.

All leave requests will be dealt with at the discretion of the Academy and the child’s period of attendance will be taken into account.

Please be aware that the Education Welfare Service will be informed of any unauthorised absence and it may result in a Local Authority Penalty Notice (fine) being sent to you in relation to your child’s absence from school.

The form below should be completed and sent to the Academy Principal in time for the request to be considered well before the desired period of absence.  Principals cannot authorise any leave of absence unless the request is received before the period of absence begins.  Schools cannot give retrospective approval.

Exceptional Leave Form