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Holidays in Term Time


Holidays in Term Time


Guernsey Education Services and schools seek to provide high standards and high expectations for all to enable our learners to realise their full potential. Education Services' expectation is that all students will achieve an attendance of at least 95%.


Although Guernsey law does not preclude term time holidays, they are not a right.  Absence for a holiday negatively impacts a child's attendance at school and, as such, Education Services does not approve of them. For example, a child who misses 10 days of school for a holiday can only achieve a maximum attendance figure of 95% for that school year. Additional leave for illness at any time during the year would drop the child below the expected level of 95%.


It is, therefore, the position of Education Services that holidays in term time will not be authorised.


Parents and carers must notify the Headteacher in writing of any holidays to be taken during term time.