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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, 31st May 2024 inclusive

Ends                   Friday, 19th July 2024


School Terms and Holiday Dates 2024/25

Autumn Term 2024

Monday 2nd September 2024            PD Day

Tuesday, 3rd September 2024           PD Day

Starts                Wednesday, 4th September 2024       Year 7 & Year 11 Only

                         Thursday 5th September 2024           All students in school


Half-term            Monday, 28th October – Friday, 1st November 2024 inclusive

Ends                    Friday, 20th December 2024

PD Days              Monday, 2nd September 2024

                           Tuesday 3rd September 2024

                           Friday, 25th October 2024

Spring Term 2025

Starts                 Tuesday, 7th January 2025

Half-term           Monday, 17th – Friday 21th February 2025 inclusive

Ends                   Friday, 11th April 2025

PD Days             Monday 6th January 2025

Summer Term 2025

Starts                 Monday, 28th April 2025

                          (Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May 2025)

Half-term           Monday, 26th May - Friday, 30th May 2025 inclusive

Ends                   Friday, 18th July 2025

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. 



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

Terms Dates 2024-2025