St. Anne's CE VC Primary School

Respect Responsibility Friendship Excellence

School Road, Oldland Common, BS30 6PH

01454 862500 Headteacher: Mr. Sean Quinn

Request for Absence

All absence from school affects your child’s education. Taking a child on holiday during term time could mean:

  • your child is missing out on important school work which will be difficult to catch up
  • creating more work for your child and the teachers
  • it affecting other pupils’ learning

The Department for Education (DFE) has announced important amendments to legislation surrounding holidays in term time.

Any request for absence during term time must

  • be made in writing to the Headteacher
  • be an exceptional circumstance

We would ask that all requests are made at least one month in advance.