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School term time absence for children of service personnel: MOD guidance

Ministry of Defence advice to head teachers regarding school term time absence for children of service personnel.

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Since September 2013, by law, head teachers are only able to grant requests for leave during term time in “exceptional circumstances”.

The attached advice note provides additional guidance from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to assist head teachers when making decisions on absence applications from service families and explains how head teachers can seek further guidance from the MOD when dealing with specific cases.

Published 15 July 2015