Guidance regarding requesting leave of absence


Due to amendments (April 2013) that have been made to the Department for Education’s Pupil Registration Regulations to address attendance issues, it has been made clear to headteachers that they should not grant leave of absence during term time unless there are “exceptional circumstances”.

Requests will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your child’s special education needs, attendance and progress. In response to a leave of absence request you will receive a response letter stating whether this leave of absence has been authorised or not.

Please see further details in the documents below:

Cedars Request Leave of Absence Letter

Cedars Request Leave of Absence Form

Holiday in Term Time - Gateshead Parents Leaflet

PN for UA Leave of Absence Procedure

Contact: 0191 487 4595 / enquiries@cedarstrust.org.uk / Cedars Trust, Ivy Lane, Gateshead, NE9 6QD