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Term Dates

Please click here to view the Hampshire County Council's term dates on Hantsweb.

Please see application for approved leave of absence below, as well as a document from the Hampshire County Council containing information on family holidays during term time.

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Family holidays/school holidays

Children have 13 weeks annual holiday from school and school holiday dates are published well in advance online. As such, all parents/carers are expected where ever possible to plan and take their family holidays at this time so as not to disrupt their children`s education. Education law states that parents do not have a right to take their child out of school for a holiday during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances may a headteacher grant permission for leave; and it is the headteachers decision on whether the absence is exceptional and how many days to approve.

Parents/carers who take their child out of school without the abscence being agreed and authorised by written permission from the school can be issued with a penalty fine.

NB: No abscence without medical evidence will be authorised during SATs week.

See the Department of Education for more information and the useful links below.

http://documents.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/SchoolAttendanceLeafletHCC.pdf

http://documents.hants.gov.uk/childrens-services/HIAS/Everydaycounts.pdf