If parents wish to remove their child from school for the purpose of a family holiday, they should put this request in writing to the Headteacher at least two weeks before the absence. Letters should be brought in to the school office or emailed to both and

Headteachers can only authorise these requests if there are exceptional reasons for the absence. Therefore, parents should explain fully why they need to remove their child from school.

If the Headteacher declines the request, parents will be informed in writing of this. If the child is absent for this period, the matter will be referred to the Local Authority who may issue a Fixed Penalty Notice.

For more information, please visit Brighton & Hove City Council’s Fixed Penalty Notice Page