Term Dates

Term Dates for 2023 – 24

Autumn Term 2023

Term starts: Monday 4 September 2023

Half term holiday: Monday 30 October 2023 – Friday 3 November 2023

Term ends: Friday 22 December 2023

Spring Term 2024

Term starts: Monday 8 January 2024

Half term holiday: Monday 12 February 2024 – Friday 16 February 2024

Term ends: Friday 22 March 2024

Summer Term 2024

Term starts: Monday 8 April 2024

Half term holiday: Monday 27 May 2024 – Friday 31 May 2024

Term ends: Monday 22 July 2024

Bank holidays 2023/24:

Christmas Day: Monday 25 December 2023

Boxing Day: Tuesday 26 December 2023

New Year’s Day: Monday 1 January 2024

Good Friday: Friday 29 March 2024

Easter Monday: Monday 1 April 2024

May Day: Monday 6 May 2024

Spring Bank Holiday:  Monday 27 May 2024

August Bank Holiday:  Monday 26 August 2024

Provisional 2025/25 Academic Year

Autumn Term 2024

Term starts: Monday 2 September 2024

Half term holiday: Monday 28 October 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024

Term ends: Friday 20 December 2024

Spring Term 2025

Term starts: Monday 6 January 2025

Half term holiday: Monday 17 February 2025 to Friday 21 February 2025

Term ends: Friday 11 April 2025

Summer Term 2025

Term starts: Monday 28 April 2025

Half term holiday: Monday 26 May 2025 to Friday 30 May 2025

Term ends: Monday 21 July 2025

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 from 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 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 absences 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 of 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