Term Dates

School 2020/21 term dates

 School opens Autumn term 2020  School closes
Thursday 3rd September   Friday 23rd October
Half term
Monday 2nd November   Friday 18th December
Spring term 2021
Monday 4th January   Friday 12th February
Half term
Monday 22nd February   Thursday 1st April
Summer term 2021
Tuesday 19th April   Friday 28th May
Half term
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.