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Term Dates and Absence Requests

School Terms and Holiday Dates 2020/21

Autumn Term 2020

Starts 

Monday, 31st August                   Bank Holiday

Tuesday, 1st September               Staff Training Day (Year 12 - In school for admin/ registration only)

Wednesday, 2nd September         Year 7 & Year 12 in school all day.

Thursday, 3rd September             Year 7, Year 10, Year 11 & Year 12 in school all day.

Friday, 4th September                  Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12 & Year 13 in school all day.

 

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

 

Child Absence due to Illness 

Can we please remind parents that if your child is absent from school due to illness, for safeguarding reasons we would ask that you phone in each day your child is absent. 

Covid-19 Update 

If you are worried that your child is showing signs of Coronavirus, please follow the link below to the Guidance for Parents which will offer guidance on what to do next: 

Covid Guidance for Parents

Please inform the school immediately if your child is being tested for Coronavirus and let us know of any updates as soon as you can. 

 

REQUEST FOR AUTHORISATION OF ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME

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.

 

Leave of Absence Form 2020

Letter regarding a Covid related absence

Term Dates for 2021/22