As Parents/Carers, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your child's attendance at school. During the academic year, pupils are at school for 190 days and at home for 175 days. Holidays should be taken during the School holiday period in order not to disrupt your child's education.
In line with Welsh Government guidance, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has asked Head Teachers not to Authorise requests for holidays in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Holidays during term time disrupt your child's education and impacts unfavourably on their learning.
If the Head Teacher refuses your application and you still take your child out of school, the absences will be treated as unauthorised. Trelewis Primary School reserve the right, in certain circumstances, to request that the educational Welfare service to issue parents/carers with a Fixed Penalty Notice under the education (Penalty Notice)(Wales) regulations 2013 for a holiday in term time. In all instances where a pupil has attendance of less than 90%, and you take a term time holiday, a FPN will be issued.
If you are planning on taking your child on Holiday in Term time, please complete the application form below and return to school.
A full copy of the school policy for Attendance can also be found on the policy section of our website.
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