Please note that the College does not consider it is acceptable for students to take holidays during term-time, as it results in losing teaching and study time which is very likely to reduce overall performance in courses and may well affect the student’s future directly. We publish our term dates well in advance to avoid such a situation arising. However, we also understand that on rare occasions parents may make a special request to take their son/daughter away for a particular event. The process for such an application is given below.
Term-time holiday application process
If a student or parent informs the College that they have a holiday commitment during term-time, an application must be made in writing to the Principal (minimum 3 weeks required). Prior to any approval being given, the student’s tutor and subject teachers will be notified to identify any particular concerns regarding the impact that the holiday will have on the student’s programme of study.
If permission is given, then written confirmation will be sent to the parent/guardian and the student providing a term-time holiday form. The student completes this after discussion with their subject teachers. The form records details of the period of absence and the work that will need to be undertaken for each subject area. An appointment will be made for the student to see their tutor on return from holiday to check that the work has been completed.