Holidays in Term Time

In line with government guidance and legislation, Middlestown Primary Academy will no longer authorise the taking of term-time holidays by pupils.  Government research shows that absence from school is closely linked to attainment.  Any absence can be detrimental to a child’s education and should be avoided.

Middlestown Primary Academy will not grant requests for term-time holidays unless exceptional circumstances are given and are approved by the Headteacher.  Exceptional circumstances will be considered in line with Government guidance.

Where a family is refused authorisation for a leave of absence such as a holiday request but continues to take their child out of school, or where a parent makes no request of the school prior to a leave of absence, this may result in a Penalty Notice being issued to the parents/carers.  This will be for £60 per child per parent.  The child’s register will be marked as unauthorised absence.

Further details can be found in the Accord Attendance Policy below.

  • Accord Attendance Policy


If you wish to apply for leave of absence during term time then please download and complete the application form using the link below.  Please complete and return the form below to the school office giving at least 4 weeks notice of intended absence.

  • Application for Leave of Absence During Term Time

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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