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Term Dates and Absence



Dates 2021-2022


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Autumn 2021


 1st September

 2nd September

Autumn half term 2021

 22nd October

 1st November

 2nd  November

Christmas 2021-22

 16th December

 17th December

 4th January 2022

Spring half term 2022

 18th February 2022


 28th February 2022

Spring Break 2022

 1st April 2022


 19th April 2022

ADDITIONAL BANK HOLIDAY  (In lieu of the Platinum Jubilee 3rd June 2020)Friday 29th April
May Day Bank HolidayMonday 2nd May
Summer half term 2022

 26th May 2022

 27th May, 6th June 2022

 7th June 2022

Summer Holiday 2022

22nd July 2022

 1st September 2022

2nd September 2022

5th September 2022

 Total days in school 189 + 5 inset days academic year 2021-22



England & Wales Bank Holidays



30 August  Monday  Summer bank holiday
27 December  Monday  Christmas Day (substitute day)
28 December  Tuesday  Boxing Day (substitute day)





3 January Monday  New Year’s Day (substitute day)
15 April Friday  Good Friday
18 April Monday  Easter Monday
2 May Monday  Early May bank holiday
2 June Thursday  Spring bank holiday
3 June Friday  Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
29 August Monday  Summer bank holiday
26 December Monday  Boxing Day
27 December Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)

TERM DATES 2022/2023


Please note, these dates relate to pupil attendance at school. The scheme meets the requirements of 190 days for pupils and 195 days for staff.





Autumn Term 2022


Monday 5th September

Autumn Half Term

Friday 21st October

Tuesday 1st November


Friday 16th December

Tuesday 3rd January

Spring Half Term

Friday 17th February

Monday 27th February

Spring Break

Friday 31st March

Monday 17th April

May Day Bank Holiday

Friday 28th April

Tuesday 2nd May

Summer Half Term

Friday 26th May

Wednesday 7th June

Summer 2023

Friday 21st July



INSET DAYS 2022/2023 (Staff Only)


Thursday 1st September 2022

Friday 2nd September 2022

Monday 31st October 2022

Monday 5th June 2023

Tuesday 6th June 2023

Absence Procedure


To report your child's absence call 01270 661528 option 1 or email You must inform school if: 


  • your child is unable to attend school due to illness
  • they have an upcoming medical/dental appointment
  • you need to collect them early 
  • absence due to other emergency/ exceptional circumstance


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 Requests


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/ ceremony
  • 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.

Examination Dates - Absences to Avoid that will be unauthorised


Children in Year 6 will be sitting their KS2 SAT's test in the week of 9th May to 12th May 2022.  The children will be assessed in their writing capabilities up until the end of June 2022.


Children in Year 4 will be sitting their Multiplication tables checks within a three week period beginning  6th June 2022


Children in Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 tests during the month of May 2022.  These will be completed by May half term, however children are still being assessed on their writing capabilities until the end of June 2022.


Children in Year 1 and children in Year 2 , will be sitting their phonics test at the beginning of June 2022. Year 2 will be screened in the Autumn term . Miss Wright will let parents know the dates.







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