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    We cannot use the word "leave" in reference to schools like we say

    We cannot use the word "leave" in reference to schools. Like we say "he is off school today" not "he is on leave today". So what do we need to say when we have to take leave from school? We call it "leave" application here.

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    Re: We cannot use the word "leave" in reference to schools like we say

    No. In the UK, you are not allowed to take your children out of school except in exceptional circumstances (a funeral etc) or if they are ill. If they're ill, they're just "off sick". If there's a funeral or similar, the parents would have to approach the head teacher or principal and ask for special permission to remove the child for the day. There isn't a standard term for that, I don't think.
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    Re: We cannot use the word "leave" in reference to schools like we say

    In my understanding, "on leave" pertains to work, not school.
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    Re: We cannot use the word "leave" in reference to schools like we say

    In AmE, skipping school for non-essential reasons is sometimes referred to as 'playing hooky', or just 'skipping school'. Of course, there are usually consequences for doing so.

    Some schools also have a tradition of a Senior Skip day, where the soon-to-graduate seniors are informally allowed to skip a day en masse. It's usually towards the end of the semester after all major exams, and is somewhat loosely coordinated into the school's calendar so that teachers can plan in advance for the absence of any seniors in their classes that day.
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