Extended Leave Policy

BCC Leave in Term Time Guidance for Schools and Academies

You will be aware that the Government has amended the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 in relation to the authorisation of term time leave for pupils.  These amendments came into force on 1st September 2013.

In the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, all references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days have been removed.  The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time. 

New procedures for issuing penalty notices to parents/carers who take their children on unauthorised term time leave, (where no leave has been authorised), are also available.  Further details are available in the guidance.


Information leaflets for parents are available through the Education Welfare Service and can be obtained via the EWS office on 303 8900.

Edwina Langley
Lead Attendance Practitioner

Birmingham Education Welfare Service

2nd September 2013