school term dates
The 'Application for leave of absence ' form can be downloaded below.
School Term Dates 2021 -2022
Autumn Term 1, 2021
School Starts Tuesday 7th September
School Closes Friday 22nd October
Half Term Holiday Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October
Autumn Term 2, 2021
School Starts Monday 1st November
School Closes Friday 17th December
Christmas holiday Monday 20th December to Tuesday 4th January
Spring Term 1, 2022
School Starts Wednesday 5th January
School Closes Friday 18th February
Half Term Holiday Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February
Spring Term 2, 2022
School Starts Monday 28th February
School Closes Friday 1st April
Easter holiday Monday 4th April to Monday 18th April
Summer Term 1, 2022
School Starts Tuesday 19th April
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May
School Closes Friday 27th May
Half Term Holiday Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
Summer Term 2, 2022
School Starts Monday 6th June
School Closes Friday 22nd July
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 the right to grant authorised absence to enable children to be off school in extenuating circumstances.
However, your request may be refused if your child’s attendance is already too low or if you ask for more than eight days.
Whilst we understand that 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, this is not considered to be “special circumstances” by the Department of Education and as a consequence can't be approved.
School is unable to approve holidays during term time unless such a holiday can only be taken due to extenuating circumstances. The Department of Education believe that only a small number of requests would fall into the category of extenuating/special circumstances.
Under no circumstances will absences be authorised during Standardised Assessment Tests (SATS) or if a child’s attendance is already below 96%.