Term and Holiday Dates

TERM DATES 2020-2021

Autumn term 2020

INSET days Thursday 3 and Friday 4 September
Starts Monday 7 September
Half term Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
END Thursday 17 December
INSET Day Friday 18 December
Spring term 2021
INSET day Monday 4 January
Starts Tuesday 5 January
Half term Monday 15 to Friday 19 February
Ends Thursday 1 April at 1:30pm
Summer term 2021
Starts Monday 19 April
Bank Holiday Monday 3 May
Polling Day Thursday 6 May
Half term Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June
Ends Thursday 22 July at 1:30pm
INSET day Friday 23 July


TERM DATES 2021-2022

Autumn term 2021

INSET Days Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 September
Starts Friday 3 September
Half term Monday 25 to Friday 29 October
Ends Friday 17 December at 1:30pm
Spring term 2022
Bank Holiday Monday 3  January
Starts Tuesday 4 January
INSET Day Friday 11 February
Half term Monday 14 to Friday 18 February
Ends Friday 1 April at 1:30pm
Summer term 2022
Starts Tuesday 19 April
Bank Holiday Monday 2 May
Half term Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June
INSET Day Monday 6 June
Ends Thursday 21 July at 1:30pm
INSET Day Friday 22  July

Please remember that any of the above dates may be subject to modification if this subsequently proves to be necessary because of changing circumstances.

On INSET days the school is closed to pupils.

Authorised and unauthorised absence

Parents should remember that they have a duty under the law to send their child to school, regularly and on time, for both of the school sessions on each day that the school is open.

Whilst absences due to ill health or for medical appointments in school time will normally be authorised automatically, authorisation for absences for all other purposes, including holidays intended to be taken in term time, can only be granted at the head teacher’s discretion.  Parents themselves cannot authorise their child’s absence, nor can the class teacher.

Requests for authorisation should be made in writing directly to the head teacher, well in advance of any proposed absence.  This should be done once plans are known but before any arrangements are made, giving the particular reasons why the proposed absence needs to be taken in term time rather than in one of the school holiday periods.