Term dates

Term Dates 2020/21

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Autumn Term Year 7: Wednesday 2nd Sept 2020
Year 8: Friday 4th Sept 2020
Year 9: Friday 4th Sept 2020
Year 10: Thursday 3rd Sept 2020
Year 11: Thursday 3rd Sept 2020
Mid-Term Friday 23rd October 2020 Monday 2nd November 2020
Mid-Term Friday 23rd October 2020 Monday 2nd November 2020
Christmas Thursday 17th December 2020 Monday 4th January 2021
Mid-Term Friday 12th February 2021 Monday 22nd February 2021
Easter Thursday 1st April 2021 Monday 19th April 2021
May Day Friday 30th April 2021 Tuesday 4th May 2021
Mid-Term Friday 28th May 2021 Monday 7th June 2021
Summer Tuesday 20th July 2021
Staff Training Days : Tuesday 1st September 2020,Friday 18th September 2020 plus Friday 18th June 2021.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL FAMILY HOLIDAYS ARE BOOKED OUTSIDE OF THESE TERM DATES

Term Time Holiday

Amendments to The Education Regulations 2006 come into force on 1st September 2013.

These amendments make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. These are only likely to include exceptional family circumstances and will not, for example, include reasons of cost or convenience. This means that very few holiday absences will now be authorised and, therefore, that the holiday forms that have previously been used will be discontinued. If you believe that their circumstances are exceptional you should make a holiday request in writing to the Headteacher (at least 28 days before the date of the holiday). The Headteacher will notify you of his decision by letter.

If you do not make a written request or if it is turned down, and you still take your child out of the Academy, then the absence will be marked as unauthorised. Please note that 10 or more unauthorised sessions of absence (i.e. 5 days) may result in the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice (effectively a £60 fine per student, per parent/carer, rising to £120 if not paid within 28 days).