Amendments have been made by the Secretary of State to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013.
No holidays will be authorised during term time unless the reasons are considered ‘exceptional’. Family holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or holidays due to work commitments will not be considered as ‘exceptional circumstances’, and therefore will not be authorised.
The amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007
Amendments have been made to the 2007 Regulations in the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulation 2013.
The law says that parents do not have the right to take their child out of school for holidays during term time. If you take your child on holiday during term time without the schools permission it will be recorded as an unauthorized absence and may result in parents being issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice at a cost of £60 if paid within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. This brings attendance penalty notices into line with other types of penalty notices and allows local authorities to act faster on prosecutions.
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