Uckfield Community Technology College Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3DJ tel:01825 764844 Email: email@example.com
Important changes to ESCC penalty provision for unauthorised absence. We are determined, as always, to work with you and your child to enable them to fulfil their potential. Department for Education guidelines are that holidays in term-time are unauthorised. However, a Head Teacher is allowed the discretion to consider authorising a holiday in term time only in “exceptional circumstances”. If you are of the opinion you have to take a holiday in term time, and you believe that there are exceptional circumstances which would validate this, please obtain and complete the necessary form (available to download below or from reception) and return to the Principal at least 14 days before the date you wish to remove your child from school. Please be aware that if your request for holiday in term time is unauthorised by the Principal, the Behaviour & Attendance Service will be notified of the holiday taken and a Penalty Notice will be issued. Please note that such a Penalty is issued to each parent for each child taken out of school. A Penalty Notice is a fine of £50 which increases to £100 if not paid within the first 28 days. Thereafter, if the Penalty remains unpaid this may result in legal action.
A consent form for students going on trips or attending out of school activities may be downloaded from the links below. (Titled "Form Extended School and Offsite Learning")
These links are provided in respect of our Fair Processing Notice. You will have received or will be receiving during the academic year a short version of this notice which outlines access to the data that we hold at Uckfield Community Technology College by external organisations. The full version of the notice can be downloaded from the link below.