School Letter Leave Agreed
(Parents name and address)
Dear (Parents name)
(Child’s Name and Date of Birth)
Thank you for your letter dated (date) requesting permission for (pupil’s name) to be absent from school for (number of days), (dates).
As you may be aware the Government has renewed appeals to parents not to take their children out of school during term time. The Governors of the school support this and have decided that students will only be given permission to take holidays in term time if there are exceptional circumstances.
Having looked at your application, I feel that your request can be supported in this instance. Therefore, the absence to include the dates requested will be authorised.
Our key priority is to ensure that (pupil’s name) is as successful as possible and is able to achieve (his/her) full potential. I would hope that, in the future you are able to support this decision in line with the Local Authority and Government policy that leave should be restricted to the 13 weeks school holidays except in exceptional circumstances.
I have attached a copy of (pupil’s name) attendance for this academic year.
The Headteacher has been fully consulted in relation to this request for leave and fully supports the decision made.
I hope this letter explains the reason for the decision that has been made.