Taking Time Off in Term Time

 

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, head teachers do not have the authority to authorise time off of school during term time. 

 

if there are exceptional circumstances, you will need to contact the school office and request a 'request for absence' form. This should be returned to the school and you will receive a written response to your request which will detail whether your time has been authorised or not. 

 

For details of the consequences issued if you take unauthorised absence, please follow this link to the Northamptonshire County Council website who may issue a fixed penalty notice.