St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

St Joseph’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Term Time Absence Requests

From 1st September 2013, regulations for authorising term time absences have changed. The Department for Education states that “Headteachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a headteacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.”

 

Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.

 

The following document from Bolton Council provides some further information:

Term Time Holidays