Charsfield and Dennington School
Charsfield and Dennington School 
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Holidays in Term Time

Dear Parents/Carers


While you are away for 1 week your child will miss approximately:

  • 5hours of maths
  • 5 hours of literacy
  • 10 hours of science, religious education, music, art, physical education, geography, history, design & technology and information technology

If your child has a holiday of 2 weeks during term time and has a 1 week period of sickness in one school year they will miss:

  • 15 hours of literacy
  • 15 hours of maths
  • 30 hours of learning other subjects

If this pattern were to be repeated throughout your child’s school life they would miss 36 weeksof their education!

One School Year = 39 school weeks!

ASK YOURSELF - Can my child keep up with other children if they miss out on 60 hours of education a year?

Thinking of taking a holiday in term time?   Please think again!

If a holiday in term time is unavoidable, please download and complete the attached form.  Please be aware that all holidays in term time will be considered unauthorised*.  This means that in the school register it will show your child as having an unauthorised absence, which will affect their attendance results.


*Except in extenuating circumstances e.g. if you are unable to take holiday within the school holiday dates due to work committments and you have an employers letter detailing this.

Request for leave of absence form.pdf
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