Request for Absence


Because we have an international student body, many of our students are frequent travelers. Please use this form to let us know when your student will be away from school for more than 2 days.

Please note that while the school grants leave of absence, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to ensure that their child continues with their studies while away.

From ISI's parent handbook:

  • By law, all school children in Iceland are required to attend school for 180 school days. We do not encourage people taking extended vacations as this is very disruptive to the student’s education and class continuity. Should any more than 2 days holiday be required during term time, then written permission must be sought from the Head of the school. The “Holiday Permission” form can be found on the school website. Less than 3 days should be done in consultation with the home-room teacher.