What is a Leave application?

In short, a leave application (sometimes called a leave letter) is a one-page document written to express why you want to take a leave from your work/school.

A leave application is primarily a proper method of requesting for a leave from job, college, school activity for a specific time.

What to
Include in Your Leave application

requesting for a leave from your work/school,
your letter should include:

  • Request for a leave of absence
  • Reason for a leave of absence
  • The dates you which expect to be away from work/school
  • The date you plan to return to work/school
  • Thanks for considering your request

Leave application email

Subject: leave application

Dear John,

As we discussed on call, I would like to request a formal leave of absence from my work. I plan to be away from Sept 2, 20XX – Sept 10, 20XX, returning to work on Sept 11, 20XX.

I would be glad to help you with a plan to cover my pending work in my absence. I would also be available to provide assistance and answer questions on call while I am away.

I will return to the office on Sept 11. In case I want to resume work sooner  the stated date, I will let you know in advance.

Thank you for your consideration of my request.



Leave application for school

Rita Smith
18, Avenue Hills

Date: 7th March 2017.

Ms. lisa
St Marys School

Sub: Leave Application

Respected Ms. lisa,

I would like to bring to your kind attention that my son John Smith is studying in class 10 at your school. Due to some health problems, my mother has been hospitalized and has been recommended a major surgery by the doctors. She is recuperating from a stroke she suffered earlier this month.

My husband and I are busy in taking care of my mother and are spending a whole night in hospital. So, there is nobody to look after our Departmental Store. I will be obliged if you grant him to leave for one week from 12th June onward. I assure you that she will attend classes regularly after coming back.

I hope you wil understand.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Rita Smith
Mother of John Smith
Class 10.

Leave application for a marriage


Raj Gupta
301 Raj Towers,
Banjara Hill,


The Principal,
Hyderabad Public School,

Subject: Leave application to principal for sister’s marriage

Respected sir/madam

Please be informed that my son Rakesh is studying in grade 8 in your school.  His sister’s wedding ceremony is to be held on 15th February. So my son will not be able to attend school from 13th February to 17 February.

Request you to grant him leaves during this period.  He will take notes from his friend and complete the school work before rejoining..  I shall be very thankful to you for granting leaves.

Thanking you,

Yours  sincerely,

Raj Gupta, Father of Rakesh
Grade 8

Medical leave application


Kulakrni Dhananjay,
104 Raj Towers,


The Principal,
Mumbai Technology School,

Subject: Sick Leave letter due to fever

Respected sir,

My ward Vibha Kulakrni studies in your school in class 5. Vibha is down with a fever,headache and so I request you to grant her leaves for 7 days so that she recovers properly.

Please accept the request and grant her leaves for the next 7 days from 10th June to 17th June. Also, I request you to excuse her absence from the annual day practice during this period.

I will make sure that she takes the notes from her friends and completes all her homework before she rejoins the school.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

Kulkarni Dhananjay f/o Vibha Kulkarni
Class 5  Roll No:12