Dates of school holidays for the year ahead are given to parents and additional copies can be provided on request.

Previously schools were able to authorise absences for family holidays of up to 10 days. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE. Under recent changes to government guidelines, absence in term time can only be authorised in VERY exceptional circumstances.

We do not authorise requests for absence during May, as statutory national testing takes place then.

Please discuss any planned absences with the school. The Reading Borough Council leaflet “Leave of absence during term time” gives more information.