school term dates
The 'Application for leave of absence ' form can be downloaded below.
School term dates 2019 -2020
Spring Term 1, 2020
School Starts Tuesday 7th January
School Closes Friday 14th February
Half Term Holiday Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February
Spring Term 2, 2020
School Starts Monday 24th February
School Closes Thursday 2nd April
Easter holiday Friday 4th April to Friday 17th April
Summer Term 1, 2020
School Starts Monday 20th April
Bank Holiday Friday 8th May
School Closes Friday 22nd May
Half Term Holiday Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May
Summer Term 2, 2020
School Starts Monday 1st June
School Closes Friday 17th 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; 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%.