Unauthorised Holidays

Term Time Holidays

As you are aware, I am not allowed to grant any leave of absence during term time – unless there are exceptional circumstances. An exceptional circumstance is usually a one off, unique situation that is of significant, emotional, educational or spiritual value which outweighs the loss of teaching time.

It is my duty to strongly urge parents or carers to avoid booking holidays, appointments or visits overseas during term time. It is important that I advise you that, under the legislation, there is an expectation that school will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice to those parents who take their children on an unauthorised leave of absence (holiday) during term time.


Fixed Penalty Charges


Penalty Charges

Paid within 21 days

£60 per parent per child

After 21 days and before 28 days

£120 per parent per child

After 28 days

The parent will receive a summons to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on the grounds of having failed to secure their child/children’s regular attendance


Please note: Byley Primary School and Nursery does not benefit from any payment of a Fixed Penalty Notice. 


For more information click on the link Frequently Asked Questions which will tske you to further information from Cheshire West and Chester.

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