HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME
Your child's education is priceless!
Coventry Education Authority does not support holidays in school time. There are 190 statutory days in one school year; this leaves 175 days every year out of school time available for holidays.
Children of school age registered at a school, must by law attend school regularly.
Parents DO NOT have any right or entitlement to take a child out of school for the purpose of a term time holiday. In exceptional circumstances a head teacher may authorise a request for a period of leave of up to 10 days in any one school year.
Taking a holiday without permission from the head teacher could result in the issue of a PENALTY NOTICE.
The Penalty Notice is for £60 per parent, per child if paid within 21 days and £120 per parent, per child if paid after this date but within 28 days.
Failure to pay the Penalty Notice could result in Coventry City Council starting legal proceedings against you for the offence of failing to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school.
In some instances children who take holidays in term time could risk losing their school place.
Encourage Your Child's Attendance
For more information contact your child's school or alternatively you can contact: -
Children’s and Family First (CFF) Team
Moat House Leisure Centre
Telephone: (024) 76786810
Your child's education is too important to take holidays in term time.
Every School Day Matters
The Law requires that pupils must attend their school regularly. Before taking a child on holiday please consider the following:
The government recommendation is that the school attendance of every child should be 96% or above, if they are to achieve their potential.
Pupils who take 10 days holiday during term time can only achieve a maximum attendance of 94.70% even if there are no other absences throughout the year.
Consequences of taking your child out of school for a holiday:
IS YOUR CHILD MISSING OUT?
Before permission is granted to authorise holidays in term time the Headteacher must consider carefully:
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