Term Dates

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

TO FURTHER CLARIFY THE POSITION

The Local Authority have announced the decision that any absence request for an absence which would take place PRIOR the 1st of September 2017 will NOT be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice.

PLEASE NOTE any absence requests  made for an absence that will take place POST 1st of September 2017 WILL BE subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice.

As you will be aware the current position on taking holidays during term time has been over turned by the Supreme Court. This means that any request to take your child out of school for a holiday is unauthorised and is subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) at the discretion of the Head Teacher.

Should you still choose to take a holiday with your child during this period, the Local Authority will be informed, as this will constitute an unauthorised absence. A Fixed Penalty Notice will then be issued in accordance with section 444 of the Education Act 1996.

The law stipulates that the current penalties payable by parents are £60 when the penalty is paid within 21 days and £120 when the penalty is paid within 28 days. This penalty is per parent/carer per child. If the fixed penalty is not paid this could lead to you being prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Court.

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Whitby Heath Primary School

Wyedale,
Whitby,
Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire.
CH65 6RJ

Main Contact: Miss. G. Morris

Tel: 0151 355 1781
admin@whitbyheath.cheshire.sch.uk