The 'Application for leave of absence ' form can be downloaded below.
HOLIDAY DATES 2016/2017
SUMMER TERM 2017
School closes Friday 21st July 2017
School Opens Tuesday 5th September 2017
Half Term Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017 (Inclusive)
School closes 21st December 2017
School opens Monday 8th January 2018
Half Term Monday 19th to Friday 23rd February 2018
School closes Thursday 29th March 2018
School opens Monday 16th April 2018
School closed Bank holiday Monday 7th May 2018
Half Term Monday 28th may to Friday 1st June 2018 (inclusive)
School closes Thursday 19th july 2018
Absence from school.
If you need to take your child out of school for any reason please complete the attached form and return to school at least two weeks before the date of the absence or as soon as possible.
The Government gives the Governing Body of the school, via the Headteacher; right to grant authorised absence to enable children to be off school in extenuating circumstances.
Your request may be refused if your child’s attendance is already too low or if you ask for more than eight days.
Taking a holiday during the school term because it would be cheaper, better weather or tagging it onto the beginning or end of a school break is not considered to be “special circumstances” by the Department of Education and as a consequence won't be approved. The Department of Education believe that only a small number of requests would fall into the category of special circumstances.
Under no circumstances will absences be authorised during Standardised Assessment Tests (SATS) or if a child’s attendance is already below 96%.