Term Dates 2018-19
|School Term and Holiday Dates – 2018-19 Academic Year
|AUTUMN TERM 2018||Monday 3 September – Friday 19 October
Half Term Monday 22 October – Friday 26 October
Monday 29 October – Friday 21 December
|SPRING TERM 2019||Monday 7 January – Friday 15 February
Half Term Monday 18 February – Friday 22 February
Monday 25 February – Friday 5 April
|SUMMER TERM 2019||Tuesday 23 April – Friday 24 May
(May Day Public Holiday will be taken on 6 May)
Half Term Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May
Monday 3 June – Tuesday 23 July
There are 5 INSET days in an Academic Year. All INSET days are provisional and subject to change. INSET days are Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th September 2018, Monday 7th January 2019, Friday 15th February 2019 and Tuesday 23rd April 2019.
Children should attend for 190 days (or 380 half sessions) in each academic year. Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year.
Schools which close for local elections are required to extend the summer term or coincide the closure with an INSET day.
Public Holidays 2018-19
|Tuesday 25 December2018
Wednesday 26th December 2018
Tuesday 1 January 2019
Friday 19 April 2019
Monday 22 April 2019
Monday 6 May 2019
Monday 27 May 2019
Monday 26 August 2019
Headteachers are no longer permitted to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is for the Headteacher to determine if circumstances are exceptional. If leave is granted, the Headteacher will also determine the number of days a child can be away from school. Requests for exceptional leave must be put in writing and cannot be given retrospectively.
If parents apply for exceptional leave of absence and the request is refused, a Fixed Penalty Notice (fine) may be issued if the child is subsequently taken out of school.
As a result of these amendments, the school will need to make changes to its procedures. Should you wish to request a leave of absence for your child, you will need to make an appointment with the Headteacher to discuss this matter in the first instance.
Please be aware that leave can no longer be authorised for the purposes of a family holiday. Should you have any questions on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the school.