Holidays in Term Time

Bishop Young Academy does not authorise term time holidays.

Amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations in relation to term time holidays on 1st September 2013, make it clear that schools are no longer allowed to authorise holidays during term time. As a result, only exceptional circumstance leave can be authorised by the Principal and must be applied for prior to the leave being taken. If you believe that you have exceptional circumstances that mean extended leave must be taken, please complete the Extended Leave Request Form and return it to your child’s Cathedral Leader. This will then be processed on a case by case basis. We will write to you in order to inform you of the outcome of this review.

We recognise that financial pressures and work commitments sometimes make it difficult to take holidays outside of school time. However, we ask for your full support in ensuring that your son / daughter is in school all of the time to access an outstanding education.

If you choose to take an unauthorised leave of absence the case will be transferred to Leeds City Council to process a penalty fine. We will notify you of this by letter. After the case has been referred, Bishop Young have no involvement with the penalty process.

Penalty Notices are issued by Leeds City Council on our behalf and are issued per parent, per child. Note: Payment of a Penalty Notice (from September 2013), if paid within 21 days, is £60. If you do not pay within 21 days the fine is increased to £120 and you have a further 7 days to make this payment in full. I must advise you that failure to make payment of a penalty notice can result in prosecution in Magistrates Court.

Extended Leave Request Form

Bishop Young C of E Academy

Bishops Way
LS14 6NU

Tel: 0113 273 9100
Fax: 0113 273 4216

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552