together, we flourish

Leave of absence




Since September 2013, the government announced that all holidays taken during term time would be recorded as unauthorised absence.  Please see the latest information produced by the Local Authority to comply with these new regulations.



Important notice to all parents and carers 

The Local Authority has amended its Local Code of Conduct in respect of Penalty Notices issued for truancy to include unauthorised pupil leave of absence in term time. If a pupil accumulates 10 or more sessions of unauthorised leave of absence within the previous 6 month period of a current academic year, the school must notify the Local Authority and a Penalty Notice will be issued to each parent for each child where that applies. 

A penalty of £60 will apply if paid within 21 days or £120 up to 28 days. If after 28 days the penalty has not been paid, legal proceedings will be taken through the magistrates court for the unauthorised absence.


Please click here to download a leave of absence request form


Wiltshire Council have provided the following documents in relation to this matter. Please click on each one for more information.


Penalty notices for unauthorised leave of absence during term time

Penalty notice code of conduct

School notification of unauthorised holiday absence