Holidays in Term Time

Holidays in term time

You have to get permission from the head teacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

You can only do this if:

  • you make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
  • there are exceptional circumstances

Northumberland County Council - School term & holiday dates

Authorised absence is unlikely to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday.

Parents/carers can be fined for taking a child on holiday during term time without consent.