Term and Holiday Dates

TERM DATES 2019-2020

Autumn term 2019
INSET days Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 September
Starts Wednesday 4 September
Half term Monday 21 to Friday 25 October
Ends Wednesday 18 December
INSET day Thursday 19 December
Spring term 2020
Starts Monday 6 January
INSET day Friday 14 February
Half term Monday 17 to Friday 21 February
Ends Friday 3 April
Summer term 2020
Starts Monday 20 April
INSET day Thursday 7 May
Bank holiday Friday 8 May
Half term Monday 25 to Friday 29 May
Ends Tuesday 21 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.