Holidays in term time for children looked after

As the Corporate Parent, the Council recognises the importance of school attendance in enabling our children looked after to reach their full potential and benefit from uninterrupted school attendance.

Cumbria County Council managers will only agree that our children looked after should be absent from school, in exceptional circumstances, unless they are ill or require other urgent attendance at key appointments.

Holidays in term time for CLA can only be agreed by the Assistant Director Children and Young People and Deputy (DCS)

Please contact the inclusion officer for your area if there is an exceptional circumstance for a CLA to be absent during term time.