London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
School: Valence Primary School
The school's policy
The school considers that all absences from school will disrupt a child's continuity of learning.
AS a consequence it believes that absences should be kept to a minimum so therefore it is the decision of the Governing Body that authorisation will be given after carefully scrutiny of the reasons given.
Holidays during term time should be seen as an exception to the norm and not an entitlement.
Authorisation will not be given for Fridays and Monday of long weekends or individual days out.
Where parents take a child on holiday without permission, or fail to apply for permission in advance, then the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and may be investigated by our attendance officer.
Applying for Leave of Absence for Holidays during Term Time.
Applications should be made using the reverse side of this form at least 4 weeks in advance of the proposed holiday dates. (Parents are advised to apply for leave of absence before they confirm their holiday arrangements)
Please click on the link below to download a holiday request form. Once the form is completed please hand into the school office as soon as possible.