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Term Dates and Absence



Dates 2020-2021



2020-21 Break Up INSET Return
Autumn 2020   Tues 1st Sept 2020 Wed 2nd Sept 2020
Autumn half term 2020 Fri 23rd Oct 2020 Mon 2nd Nov 2020 Tues 3rd Nov 2020
Christmas 2020-21 Fri 18th Dec 2020 Mon 4th Jan 2021 Tues 5th Jan 2021
Spring half term 2021 Fri 12th Feb 2021   Mon 22nd Feb 2021

Spring Break 2021

Thu 1st Apr 2021   Mon 19th Apr 2021
May Day Bank Holiday Mon 3rd May 2021   Tues 4th May 2021
Summer half term 2021 Friday 28th May 2021

Mon 7th / Tues 8th June


Wed 9th June 2021
Summer Holiday 2021 Wed 21st Jul 2021 Wed 1 September 2021 Thurs 2 Sept 2021




Dates 2021-2022


2021-22 Break Up INSET Return
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

May Day Bank Holiday 2nd May 2022
Summer half term 2022

 26th May 2022

 27th May, 6th June 2022

 7th June 2022

Summer Holiday 2022

22nd July 2022

 5th September 2022

 6th September 2022

 Total days in school 190 + 5 inset days academic year 2021-22



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


Children in Year 6 will be sitting their KS2 SAT's test in the week of 10th May to 13th May 2021.  The children will be assessed in their writing capabilities up until the end of June 2021.


Children in Year 4 will be sitting their Multiplication tables checks within a three week period beginning  7th June 2021


Children in Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 tests during the month of May 2021.  These will be completed by May half term, however children are still being assessed on their writing capabilities until the end of June 2021.


Children in Year 1 and children in Year 2 , will be sitting their phonics test at the beginning of June 2021. Year 2 will be screened in the Autumn term . Miss Wright will let parents know the dates.







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