Term Dates

Term Dates 2021/22

Autumn Term 2021:

Term starts: Thursday 2 September 2021

Half Term: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021

Term ends: Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas holiday: Monday 20 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022

Spring Term 2022:

Term starts: Tuesday 4 January 2022

Half Term: Monday 21 February 2022 to Friday 25 February 2022

Term ends: Friday 8 April 2022

Easter holiday: Monday 11 April 2022 to Friday 22 April 2022

Summer Term 2022:

Term starts: Monday 25 April 2022

Half Term: Monday 30 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022

Term ends: Friday 22 July 2022

Summer holiday begins: Monday 25 July 2022

Bank holidays 2021/22:

August bank holiday: Monday 30 August 2021

Christmas Day: Saturday 25 December 2021 (Bank holiday Monday 27 December)

Boxing Day: Sunday 26 December 2021 (Bank holiday Tuesday 28 December)

New Year’s Day: Saturday 1 January 2022 (Bank holiday Monday 3 January)

Good Friday: Friday 15 April 2022

Easter Monday: Monday 18 April

May Day: Monday 2 May 2022

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 30 May 2022

August Bank Holiday: Monday 29 August 2022

Teacher training Days 2021/22:

Thursday 02 September 2021

Friday 03 September 2021

Tuesday 04 January 2022

Friday 08 April 2022

Planned absence Policy

Is it worth it?

 Parents are still requesting to take their child(ren) out of school during term time for various reasons including family holidays.

All absences cause considerable disruption to a child’s learning and prevent them achieving the grades that they have the potential to reach.  As a consequence, examination grades will be lower than those predicted for your child.

Younger children also suffer from the break in friendship groups when absent from school and this can result in anxiety on return their return to school.


  • We will not authorise any planned absence taken in school time, unless this is for an authorised sporting or educational visit.
  • We will forward all absence of 4 days or over to the Educational Welfare Officer.
  • The only exception to this will be for students in Year 7 or 8
    • where the headteacher decides there are exceptional circumstances


  • those students have over 96% attendance (and will remain above 96% after the planned absence). This is the equivalent of no more than 7½  days absence in an academic year.
  • Any absence which lasts for 20 consecutive days may result in the student(s) being removed from the school roll.

I would therefore ask that all parents accommodate their planned absence during the 13 weeks available to them during the school year and I thank those parents who do not make requests of this kind recognizing that they are clearly most disruptive to their child(ren)s learning.

We are working in partnership with the Educational Welfare Officer to whom we forward all unauthorised absences.  Parent(s) could be fined up to £2,500 and/or sentenced to 3 months imprisonment.  The parent(s) may alternatively be subject to a fixed-penalty fine of £60 per child per parent.

Download Planned Absence Request Form