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|
|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|
|INSET day||Friday 23 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.