Term Dates

Term Dates 2019/20

 Autumn Term 2019

Term starts:
Monday 2 September 2019

Half term:
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019

Term ends:
Friday 20 December 2019

Christmas Holiday:
Monday 23 December to Friday 3 January 2019

Spring Term 2020

Term starts:
Monday 6 January 2020

Half term:
Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020

Term ends:
Friday 3 April 2020

Easter Holiday:
Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April 2020

Summer Term 2020

Term starts:
Monday 20 April 2020

Half term:
Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2020

Term ends:
Monday 20 July 2020

Summer Holiday:
Tuesday 21 July 2020

Staff Training days: Monday 2 September, Thursday 19 September, Monday 6 January, Friday 3 April, Monday 20 July

Proposed Term Dates 2020/21

 Autumn Term 2020:

Term starts:
Tuesday 1 September 2020

Half Term:
Monday 26 October 2020 to Friday 30 October 2020

Term ends:
Friday 18 December 2020

Christmas holiday:
Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021

Total number of days:
74 days

 Spring Term 2021: 

Term starts:
Monday 4 January 2021

Half Term:
Monday 15 February 2021 to Friday 19 February 2021

Term ends:
Thursday 1 April 2021

Easter holiday:
Friday 2 April 2021 to Friday 16 April 2021

Total number of days:
59 days

Summer Term 2021: 

Term starts:
Monday 19 April 2021

Half Term:
Monday 31 May 2021 to Friday 4 June 2021

Term ends:
Wednesday 21 July 2021

Summer holiday begins:
Thursday 22 July 2021

Total number of days:
62 days

Total number of days for the year:        195 

Bank holidays 2020/21:

August bank holiday:
Monday 31 August 2020

Christmas Day:
Friday 25 December 2020

Boxing Day:
Monday 28 December 2020

New Year’s Day:
Friday 1 January 2021

Good Friday:
Friday 2 April 2021

Easter Monday:
Monday 5 April 2021

May Day:
Monday 3 May 2021

Spring Bank Holiday:
Monday 31 May 2021

August Bank Holiday:
Monday 30 August 2021

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.

Therefore:

  • 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

and

  • 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