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At Christ Church, we expect that all children will:
At Christ Church, we expect that all parents/carers will:
Term-time holiday penalty notices and prosecutions
The Department for Education, Somerset County Council and all 18 schools in the Frome Learning Partnership agree that holidays should NOT be taken during term-time. For this reason, Headteachers of Frome schools will NOT authorise (i.e. give permission for) term-time holidays, so please do NOT request them or book them. Please also note: parents/carers taking children on holiday during term time without the school’s permission may face prosecution which could lead to fines up to £2,500 and/or 3 months imprisonment. (See section 12 of the Somerset County Council Model Attendance Protocol for Schools.)
Applying for time off during term time
Parents/carers who have taken into account these facts, and still want their child to take time off during term time should complete a request for term-time leave form and submit it to the school office (for the attention of the Headteacher) at least four weeks before the date(s) being asked for.