Term Dates and Absence Requests
School Terms and Holiday Dates 2023/24
Autumn Term 2023
Monday 4th September PD Day
Tuesday, 5th September Year 7 & Year 12 ONLY
Wednesday, 6th September All students in school.
Half-term Monday, 30th October – Friday, 3rd November 2023 inclusive
Ends Thursday, 21st December 2023
PD Days Monday, 4 September 2023, Friday, 27 October 2023
Spring Term 2024
Starts Tuesday, 9th January 2024
Half-term Monday, 12th – Friday 16th February 2024 inclusive
Ends Friday, 22nd March 2024
PD Days Friday 5th January 2024, Monday, 8th January 2024
Summer Term 2024
Starts Monday, 8th April 2024
(Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2024)
Half-term Monday, 27th May - Friday, 1st June 2024 inclusive
Ends Friday, 19th July 2024
Autumn Term 2024
(Monday 2nd September PD Day)
Tuesday, 3rd September Year 7 & Year 12 ONLY
Wednesday, 4th September All students in school.
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.
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.