Term time absence
There are many situations where the unusual and often unpredictable demands of life in the armed forces may prevent service families taking holidays together outside term time. As with all children, the decision on whether to authorise term time holidays for the children of service personnel sits solely with the head teacher at their school.
The educational needs of your child will always be the most critical factor when considering a request for absence. In 2015, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) released additional advice for headteachers regarding school term time absence for the children of armed forces personnel. You can see a copy of that guidance on the government website.
To assist head teachers in making their decision commanding officers and their welfare staff can provide verification and endorsement as required. Before you make a request to take your child out of school during term time, talk to your commanding officer to confirm this is something they would support.