Translate website

Family Holiday and Special Leave in Term Time

Family Holiday and Special Leave in Term Time

I would like to remind you of Newington Green’s policy about holidays during term time.

The law requires parents to ensure their child’s regular attendance at school and we would not expect you to take your child out of school for a holiday.

Newington Green Primary School will not authorise any holidays during term time like many other Islington schools.

Application for special leave in exceptional circumstances may be considered by the Headteacher.  Forms are available from the school office or the Home School Worker and we request you apply 4 weeks in advance.

If you withdraw your child for a holiday during term time and we have not agreed to it, this absence will be unauthorised and could result in a penalty notice (£60-£120 fine) or a summons to court.

Our aim is to ensure our pupils receive the most from their education and I hope we can count on your support in this matter.