The school has absolutely no rights at all to know anything. But unless you give a very believable reason, rather than something vague, they may well resent you breaking your contract at this stage. Best wishes _______________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact email@example.com for one-to-one sessions.