Term dates and Attendance

Attendance & Absences
Parents are required, by the Education Act 1944, to ensure that their children of compulsory school age receive full-time education. It is the school’s responsibility to monitor attendance, which is done in conjunction with Governors and the Behaviour and Attendance Team, whose principal role is to help families and school meet their statutory obligations.

It is more important than ever for children to have a good education if they are to enjoy the best possible opportunities in adult life. Children only get one chance at school and children’s chances of a successful future may be affected by not attending school regularly. Parents are requested not to take children on holiday in school time to prevent them from missing vital parts of the curriculum.

With the exception of children attending Breakfast Club, children should arrive at school between 8.35am and 8.45am. If they should arrive after 8.45am, they should be brought to the school office to sign in. This allows registers to be updated and dinner numbers to be recalculated.

Our recorded figures for attendance in the academic year 2017-2018 are: 
Number on school roll: 101 (of compulsory school age in July 2018) Attendance: 96.1%
Unauthorised absence: 0.6%
Authorised absence: 3.44%

Please discuss any difficulties arising over attendance with the Headteacher.

Absence during term time
It is more important than ever for children to have a good education if they are to enjoy the best possible opportunities in adult life. Children only get one chance at school. Government statistics have proven a direct correlation between attendance and achievement. Your child’s chances of a successful future may be affected by not attending school regularly. The Headteacher no longer has the discretion to allow absences for family holiday. Absences in exceptional circumstances should be discussed with the Headteacher.

Autumn 2018

3 September 2018 INSET
4 September 2018 Children return to school
29 Oct – 2 Nov 2018 Half term
5 November 2018 Children return to school
20 December 2018 End of term - school finishes 1:15pm
21 December 2018 INSET
24 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019 Christmas holidays

Spring 2019

7 January 2019 INSET
8 January 2019 Children return to school
18 Feb – 22 Feb 2019 Half term
25 February 2019 Children return to school
5 April 2019 End of term - school finishes 1:15pm
8 April – 22 April 2019 Easter holidays

Summer 2019

23 April 2019 Children Return to School 
6 May 2019 May Bank Holiday 
27 May – 31 May 2019 Half Term 
3 June 2019 Children Return to School 
11 July 2019 Secondary Transfer Day 
19 July 2019 End of term - school finishes 1.15pm 
22 July 2019 INSET 
23 July 2019 INSET 
24 July 2019 Occasional Day 
25 July 2019 – 30 Aug 2019 Summer Holidays

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