The school and Local Authority policy on attendance does not allow students any time off during term-time unless they are sick. Parents who take children out of school early at holiday times, or do not return their children back to school on time, will be issued with a fixed penalty fine.
A maximum of five staff development (INSET) days can be deducted by the School Governing Body to ensure that schools meet their statutory obligation to open for 190 days.
Schools retain the option to vary the standard school year by closing to allow the celebration of up to three religious festivals that occur on a weekday during term-time after consulting with their local school communities. Provision must be made elsewhere in the school year to ensure that the school is open for the statutory number of days to students.
Term Dates 2023 - 2024
Autumn Term 2023:
Tuesday 5 September 2023 (Year 7 only)
Wednesday 6 September 2023 (All year groups) - Thursday 21 December 2023
Half Term: Monday 23 October 2023 - Tuesday 31 October 2023
Spring Term 2024:
Tuesday 9 January 2024 - Thursday 28 March 2024
Half Term: Monday 12 February 2024 - Friday 16 February 2024
Summer Term 2024:
Monday 15 April 2024 - Wednesday 24 July 2024
Half Term: Monday 27 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024
Inset Day: Friday 28 June 2024