Taking holidays during term time
By law, the school cannot authorise holidays in term time. If your child takes a period of leave of absence from school without explicit permission then it is likely that fines will be payable to Manchester City Council.
For each child that incurs unauthorised absence, each parent can be fined £120. This means that if 2 parents have 3 children then this would be 6 fines altogether.
Families should ensure that relatives are aware of this, ensuring the holiday dates above are adhered to, in order to avoid costly penalties.
In all cases, school should be advised in writing when intending to take a leave of absence from school. If there is an exceptional reason why you need to request time off school then please make an appointment to see the headteacher.