Please find our term dates below. If you are considering booking a holiday with your family, you must refer to these dates first and ensure your holiday does not fall during term time. We would like to remind all families of the following:
Parents and carers are legally responsible for their children’s attendance
Parents do not have a right to take their children out of school during term time for holidays or trips abroad.
Families must seek permission for leave of absence from school in exceptional circumstances.
If a family go on holiday without permission, their child’s absence will be unauthorised and the family will be fined £60 per parent per child. You could also face a legal action brought by Bradford Local Authority.
A parent is guilty of an offence if their child of compulsory school age, who is a registered pupil at a school, fails to attend regularly – Section 444(1) Education Act 1996.
If the child is absent without authorisation and the parent knew about the child's absence and failed to act then the parent is guilty of an offence. Sanctions can include a fine of up to £2,500 and a prison sentence of up to 3 months. – Section 444(1A) Education Act 1996