Pupil Leave of Absence in Term Time – Important Notice to all Parents and Carers

The Local Authority has amended its Local Code of Conduct in respect of Penalty Notices issued for truancy, to include unauthorised pupil leave of absence in term time. If a pupil accumulates 10 or more sessions of unauthorised leave of absence within the previous 6 month period, the school must notify the Local Authority and a Penalty Notice will be issued to each parent for each child where that applies.

A penalty of £60 will apply if paid within 21 days, or £120 if paid within 28 days. If after 28 days the penalty has not been paid, legal proceedings will be taken through the magistrates court for the unauthorised absence. Further information is provided in Wiltshire Council’s leaflet Penalty Notices for Unauthorised Leave of Absence During Term Time.

Please use the Leave of Absence Request Form to request any term time leave for your child.