Headteachers have the discretion to grant an authorised absence in term time, but will only do so in exceptional circumstances.
If an authorised absence request is granted, it will be the headteacher's responsibility to determine the length of time a child is absent. Authorised absence is unlikely to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday. Parents/carers can be fined for taking a child on holiday during term time without consent.
For further information regarding term dates, please refer to: