Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Schools and learning

Schools and colleges are open full time.

Your child’s school or college will update you on their plans this autumn term. See staying well: children and families for more information and support available from local organisations.

Find out what to do if your child or someone in their class develops coronavirus symptoms.

School terms and holidays

Taking holidays in term time

You must get permission from the headteacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

The headteacher will authorise absence if there are exceptional circumstances. If your request is approved, the headteacher will decide how many days your child can be away from school.

You could be fined for taking your child out of school during term time without the school’s permission.

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