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St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy

A Community where we Live, Learn and Laugh Together in God's Love


Swires Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2ER




Give your child the best start in life – every school day counts.

Holidays in Term Time

Did you Know?

That Headteachers will only authorise holidays in term time for ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ which must be supported by a covering letter. Any absence for a holiday which does not meet the Regulations or Discretionary Criteria will be marked as an unauthorised absence. 

If your child has absences marked as unauthorised, you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for this period. It should be noted that BOTH parents would be at risk of a Fixed Penalty Notice for each child within the family who has a period of unauthorised absence from school.  On receipt of a FPN, a parent will be required to pay the sum of £60 per parent, per child.

This should be paid within 28 days. The Penalty will increase to £120, if paid after 28 but within 42 days. Non payment of the Penalty will lead to prosecution under Section 444A Education Act 1996. The school does not benefit from this fine. It goes to the Local Authority.