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Term dates and absence procedures

Absence through illness

Please contact the office on 01270 661528 or if:


  • your child is unable to attend school due to illness
  • they have an upcoming medical appointment
  • you need to collect them early to take them for a medical appointment


If your child has an illness or condition which is contagious such as chickenpox, impetigo, shingles, conjunctivitis etc, please let the office know so we can discuss the guidelines for your child's return to school.

Absence through holidays

Parents are encouraged NOT to take their children on holiday during term time.

Absences for holidays will only be authorised under certain criteria - these include:

  • If a parent works in the armed forces
  • If the absence is for a pilgrimage or religious observance
  • Any exceptional medical circumstances which mean the absence cannot be at another time
  • If a parent works in a factory/business where there is an annual shut down and no other holiday time is available at any other points in the year – evidence from employers is required for this leave of absence to be considered.


A leave of absence request form can be obtained from the school office and needs to be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the absence. For further information, please see the Attendance and Punctuality Policy below.


Children in Year 6 will be sitting their KS2 SAT's test in the week of 14th-18th May 2018.  The children will be assessed in their writing capabilities up until the end of June 2018.


Children in Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 tests during the month of May 2018.  These will be completed by May half term, however children are still being assessed on their writing capabilities until the end of June 2018.


Children in Year 1 and children in Year 2 who did not pass their phonics test in Year 1, will be siting their phonics test in the week of 11-15th June 2018.



Term dates 2017-2018

2017-2018 Break Up   INSET         Return      
Autumn term 2017   Mon 4th Sept 2017 Tues 5th Sept 2017
Autumn half term Fri 20th Oct 2017 Mon 30th Oct 2017 Tues 31st Oct 2017
Christmas 2017-2018 Thurs 21st Dec Fri 22nd Dec 2017 Mon 8th Jan 2018
Spring half term 2018 Fri 16th Feb 2018 Mon 26th Feb 2018 Tues 27th Feb 2018
Easter 2018 Thurs 29th Mar 2018   Mon 16th Apr 2018
May day 2018 Fri 4th May 2018   Tues 8th May 2018
Summer half term 2018 Fri 25th May 2018 Mon 4th June 2018 Tues 4th June 2018
Summer term 2018 Tues 24th July 2018    


Term dates 2018-2019

2018-19 Break Up INSET Return
Autumn 2018   Mon 3rd Sept 2018 Tues 4th Sept 2018
Autumn half term 2018 Fri 26th Oct 2018   Mon 5th Nov 2018
Christmas 2018-19 Thurs 20th Dec 2018 Fri 21st Dec 2018 Mon 7th Jan 2019
Spring half term 2019 Fri 15th Feb 2019 Mon 25th Feb 2019 Tues 26th Feb 2019

Spring Break 2019

Fri 29th Mar 2019   Mon 15th Apr 2019
Easter 2019 Thurs 18th Apr 2019   Tues 23rd Apr 2019
May Day 2019 Fri 3rd May 2019   Tues 7th May 2019
Summer half term 2019 Fri 24th May 2019

Mon 3rd/Tues 4th

June 2019

Wed 5th June 2019
Summer term 2019 Wed 24th July 2019    


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