Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Legal process for schools

Whole school letter for FAST-track and Leave in Term Time

FAST-track to attendance

Leave in term time (Legal) process

Guidance and templates

  • Step-by-Step Guide
  • LD1 Request for leave denied Letter to be used for Leave in Term Time (Legal) Process where parents/carers have applied for leave either in writing or verbally; either before the leave or as the leave commences, but the leave has not been authorised.
  • LD2 Leave taken: Letter to be used for Leave in Term Time (Legal) Process where the school has not heard directly from the parents/carers prior to or as the leave commences (a friend or relative might have contacted you instead); the child has not returned from authorised leave on the dates agreed; or the child has returned from a period of absence where you suspect the child has taken unauthorised leave in term time.
  • Term time leave request
  • Term time leave for home school contract

Online referral form

Referral Form for leave in term time and FAST-track

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