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.