Due to new legislation that has been brought in by the Local Authority from 1st September 2013 holidays in term time can no longer be authorised.
The school year is an important time for the children in all years both accademically and socially.
If your child does not have regular attendance in school you could be prosecuted under the Section 4441(1) or Section 4441 (a) of the Education Act 1996.
Taking your child on holiday in term time may result in a Penalty Notice Fine which, if not paid will lead to prosecution for the offence committed. School has the right to challenge parents or carers to request evidence if they feel no acceptable reason for absence has been provided.