School 2020/21 term dates
|School opens||Autumn term 2020||School closes|
|Thursday 3rd September||Friday 23rd October|
|Monday 2nd November||Friday 18th December|
|Spring term 2021|
|Monday 4th January||Friday 12th February|
|Monday 22nd February||Thursday 1st April|
|Summer term 2021|
|Tuesday 19th April||Friday 28th May|
|Monday 14th June||Friday 23rd July|
*The school will also be closed on Monday 3rd May 2021 (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.