The Headteacher will only grant a leave of absence to a pupil during term time if they consider there to be ‘exceptional circumstances’.
There is no clear definition of ‘exceptional circumstances’ but if something happens that is out of the ordinary, unavoidable or unexpected, then this will be considered. A leave of absence is granted at the Headteacher’s discretion.
Any request should be submitted as soon as it is anticipated before the absence with the leave of absence request form along with your evidence to support the request.
The out of school request form can be found here.