Term Dates

Term Dates 2022/23

Autumn Term 2022:

Term starts: Monday 5th September 2022

Half Term: Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 28 October 2022

Term ends: Friday 16 December 2022

Christmas holiday: Monday 19th December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023

Spring Term 2023:

Term starts: Tuesday 3 January 2023

Half Term: Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 24 February 2023

Term ends: Friday 31 March 2023

Easter holiday: Monday 3rd March 2023 to Friday 14 April 2023

Summer Term 2023:

Term starts: Monday 17 April 2023

Half Term: Monday 29 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023

Term ends: Friday 21 July 2023

Summer holiday begins: Monday 24 July 2023

Bank holidays 2022/23:

Bank holiday for King’s coronation: Monday 8 May 2023

Christmas Day: Sunday 25 December 2022

Boxing Day: Monday 26 December 2022

New Year’s Day: Sunday 1 January 2023

Good Friday: Friday 7 April 2023

Easter Monday: Monday 10 April 2023

May Day: Monday 1 May 2023

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 29 May 2023

August Bank Holiday: Monday 28 August 2023

Teacher training Days 2022/23:

Friday 28 April

Provisional 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

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