Holidays during term time

They could cost more than you think! The Department for Education has renewed appeals to parents not to take their children out of school during term time. The Governors and Principal at Buildwas Academy support this and have decided that children will only be given permission to take leave in term time if there are exceptional circumstances.

Please read the leaflet before considering taking your child out of school during term time:


Attendance Leaflet 2016


The sample letters below (click to open) are the official letters issues to schools following the 1st of September 2013 change in leglislation. To request a holiday during term time parents are required to complete the form:


Parents request for leave of absence


Parents will receive a refusal or (only in exceptional circumstances) a permission letter:


Refusal letter master


Following 5 days unauthorised absence for the purpose of a holiday during term time, the academy is required to issue a referral notice. Shropshire Council will then serve a Holiday Penalty Notice of £60 per parent per child rising to £120 if not paid to Shropshire Council within 21 days. Thereafter, failure to pay the £120 within the period 22 to 28 days may result in Court action.