Horton Grange Primary School

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Extended Leave from School

Reminder – Parents should not take their children out of school or abroad during term time. The government states that schools can only authorise extended periods of absence in exceptional circumstances, for a maximum of 10 sessions (5 school days).

Please see the guidance below from the government:

If your child will be out of school for more than 10 sessions (5 school days), a fine will be issued by Bradford Council – This fine is currently £60 per parent, per child (Correct December 2018). Eg: This means that two parents taking two children out of school would be fined £240 (£120 for each parent). Please note, that if not paid within the time frame on the fixed penalty letter, this fine will increase to double the original amount.

Please make an appointment via the school office or through the contact email on our website if there are exceptional circumstances and you need to take your child out of school for an extended period of time.

Thank you

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