We do not permit holidays during term time. Children have 14 weeks’ holiday from school each year, including a long summer break. This allows time for family holidays, including visiting family abroad.
Absence during school time means your child loses out on teaching, which disadvantages their learning. We publish term dates well in advance to support parents and carers in planning trips.
It is an offence under legislation to take children out of school without permission for the purposes of holiday– for example, because flights are cheaper during school time.