St Thomas' C of E Primary School

"Jesus at the heart of a learning community where every child and adult feels valued, and where every person is committed to achieving shared and personal goals.”

In the case of absence because of family holidays, a holiday application form should be obtained from the school office and returned at least 7 days prior to the absence, in order for request to be considered by the Headteacher. Any such leave of absence may only be recorded as authorised in exceptional domestic circumstances. Such circumstances include:

  • where time spent together is important to the well-being and cohesion of the family following serious or terminal illness, bereavement or other traumatic event;
  • Where a parent's employment is of such a nature that family holidays cannot be accommodated within school holiday periods (e.g. armed services or emergency services);
  • The off-island wedding of a member of the immediate family.

This does not include absences for children taking part in competitions, courses or training sessions but a form should still be completed, so we have ful details of the absence.

Please be aware that term-time holidays can have a detrimental effect on your child's performance at school.


DEC School Holiday Dates

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