School 2019/20 term dates
|School opens||Autumn term 2019||School closes|
|Thursday 5th September||Friday 18th October|
|Monday 28th October||Friday 20th December|
|Spring term 2020|
|Monday 6th January||Friday 7th February|
|Monday 17th February||Friday 27th March|
|Summer term 2020|
|Tuesday 14th April||Friday 22nd May|
|Monday 8th June||Friday 23rd July|
*The school will also be closed on Friday 8th May 2020 (Bank holiday).
No holidays in school time will be authorised
During the 2011 -12 academic year almost 10% of absence from school in England was due to parents taking their children on holiday during term time. This high level of absence has led the Government to make important changes to legislation.
From 1 September 2013, the new law gives no entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must only be in exceptional circumstances and the Head Teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances are exceptional and warrant the granting of leave.
Download an Exceptional Leave Request Form.
Head Teachers are not expected to approve any term time holiday as exceptional. Parents can receive a Penalty Notice for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
We appreciate the challenges that some parents face when booking holidays, particularly during school holidays. However all time in school is important and we are expecting that you will fully support the school as it responds to this new legislation. We will no longer grant time off school for holidays under any circumstances.
In addition leave of absence will only be granted in exceptional circumstances for a limited period of time.
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the school to thank you for your full support in this matter by not taking your child out of school during term time.