Term Dates 2017-18
|School Term and Holiday Dates – 2017-18 Academic Year
|AUTUMN TERM 2017||Monday 4 September – Friday 20 October
Half Term Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October
Monday 30 October – Wednesday 20 December
|SPRING TERM 2018||Tuesday 2 January – Friday 9 February
Half Term Monday 12 February – Friday 16 February
Monday 19 February – Thursday 29 March
|SUMMER TERM 2018||Monday 16 April – Friday 25 May
(May Day Public Holiday will be taken on 7 May)
Half Term Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June
Monday 4 June – Friday 20 July
There are 5 INSET days in an Academic Year. All INSET days are provisional and can be subject to change. INSET days are: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September 2017, Tuesday 2nd January 2018, Friday 9th February 2018 and Monday 16th April 2018.
- 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 2017-18
|Monday 25th December 2017
Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st January 2018
Friday 30th March 2018
Monday 2nd April 2018
Monday 7th May 2018
Monday 28th May 2018
Monday 27th August 2018
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.