Autumn Term 2020

Term starts on: Tuesday 1st September 2020
Term ends on: Friday 18th December 2020
Half term is between: Monday 26th October and Friday 30th October 2020
Winter holiday: Monday 21st December 2020 to Friday 1st January 2021
Inset days: Tuesday 1st September and Friday 30th October

Spring Term 2021

Term starts on: Monday 4th January 2021
Term ends on: Friday 26th March
Half term is between: Monday 15th February and Friday 19th February 2021
Spring holiday: Monday 29th March to Friday 9th April 2021
Inset days: Monday 4th January 2021 and Friday 19th February 2021
Bank holiday: Monday 3rd May 2021

Summer Term 2021

Term starts on: Monday 12th April 2021
Term ends on: Friday 16th July 2021
Half term is between: Monday 31st May and Friday 4th June 2021
Summer holiday: Monday 19th July to Tuesday 31st August 2021
Inset days: Friday 25th June 2021

Leave during Term Time

Leave of absence may only be granted by a person authorised in that behalf by the proprietor of the school. As from 1st September 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 amended Regulation 7 to prohibit the proprietor of a maintained school from granting leave of absence to a pupil, except where an advance application has been made by the parent with whom the pupil normally resides, and the proprietor considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.

Taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to your child’s educational progress. A pupil who takes 10 days absence will only attain 94.7% attendance in the year. 10 days absence also means the pupil will miss 50 hours of education.

There is no entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time, however, you may apply to the school for leave of absence if you believe there are exceptional circumstances.

If the absence is not authorised and the holiday is taken, the case will be referred to the Education Welfare Service who may issue a Penalty Notice for £120 (or £60 if paid within 21 days) to each parent for each child taken out of school.

Please note occasional days for birthdays and treats cannot be authorised and cheaper prices cannot be considered to be a valid reason. Medical appointments, if at all possible should be made outside school hours.