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St. Mary's Catholic High School

Application for Leave of Absence

Request leave form for student

Leave of Absence Requests

From 1st September 2013, regulations for authorising term time absence changed.  The Department for Education states that “Headteachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in *exceptional circumstances ”.   This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.

*This could include: recommendations of leave by a health professional, the death or terminal illness of a close family member, to attend a wedding or funeral of a person close to the family or accredited sporting activites.

Please download and complete the Leave of Absence document above and return to the Attendance Office – Student Services, and a response to the request will be posted home.