Term Dates and Absence Requests
School Terms and Holiday Dates 2020/21
Autumn Term 2020
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.
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:
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.