Inspiring Education, Inspiring Lives!

Term Dates and Absence Requests

School Terms and Holiday Dates 2020/21

Autumn Term 2020

Starts                  Wednesday, 2 September 2020: Y7, Y12

                           Thursday, 3 September 2020: Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11 & Y13

Half-term            Monday, 26 – Friday, 30 October 2020 inclusive

Ends                    Friday, 18 December 2020

PD Days              Tuesday, 1 September 2020, Friday, 23 October 2020



Spring Term 2021

Starts                 Monday, 4 January 2021

Half-term           Monday, 15 – Friday 19 February 2021 inclusive

Ends                   Thursday, 1 April 2021



Summer Term 2021

Starts                  Monday, 19 April 2021

                          (Bank Holiday Monday, 3 May 2021)

Half-term           Monday, 31 May - Friday, 4 June 2021 inclusive

Ends                   Friday, 16 July 2021



Parents wishing the school to consider authorising an absence should read the following points carefully:


  • There is no automatic right to any holiday during term time.
  • The Local Authority and school policy is: family holidays should not be taken in term time.
  • Any request must be made in advance of the absence (request forma are  available from the School Reception). The request must be received by the school at least four weeks before the proposed absence. This is to allow sufficient time for appropriate consideration.

Should you decide to take your child out of school the absence will be recorded as unauthorised which may be subject to a Penalty Notice Fine of £60 per parent per child which will increase to £120.00 if not paid within 28 days.  Thereafter, failure to pay within the stated time limit may lead to Court proceedings.