Leave of Absence during Term Time

There is no entitlement to parents/carers to take children out of school during term time. Under the provision of the Education Act, the Headteacher, on behalf of the governing body, will consider leave of absence in exceptional circumstances only.

An application form can either be collected from the school office or downloaded here; this should be returned to the school with a supporting letter for consideration, before the leave is taken.

Application Form - Leave of absence during term time

If the absence is not authorised and the leave is taken anyway, we will refer this to the local authority who may issue a Penalty Notice for £60 (if paid within 21 days) to each parent for each child taken out of school.  The penalty will increase to £120 if not paid on time and if the higher penalty is unpaid within 28 days, the local authority may institute legal proceedings against you in the magistrate’s court, for failing to ensure your child attends school regularly.


Galleywood Infant School
Barnard Road

Headteacher - Mrs Sarah Manning
SENCO - Mrs Kelly Fennell
Chair of Governors - Mr Richard  Holmes