School term dates 2013-14
Autumn term 2013
Tuesday 3 September 2013 - Friday 20 December 2013
(Half term: Monday 28 October - Friday 1 November 2013)
Spring term 2014
Monday 6 January 2014 - Friday 4 April 2014
(Half term: Monday 17 - Friday 21 February 2014)
Summer term 2014
Tuesday 22 April 2014 - Wednesday 23 July 2014
(Half term: Monday 26 - Friday 30 May 2014)
School term dates 2014-15
Autumn term 2014
Wednesday 3 September 2014 - Friday 19 December 2014
(Half term: Monday 27 - Friday 31 October 2014)
Spring term 2015
Monday 5 January 2015 - Friday 27 March 2015
(Half term: Monday 16 - Friday 20 February 2015)
Summer term 2015
Monday 13 April 2015 - Wednesday 22 July 2015
(Half term: Monday 25 - Friday 29 May 2015)
Please note that these term dates do not include the five non-pupil days. The first one always occurs on the first day of the autumn term. The remaining four days are arranged by the Headteacher and school governors and you should contact the schools directly for these dates.
For more information about term dates please contact School Support and Pupil Services.
Holidays during term time
It is important that children attend school regularly if they are to benefit from the learning opportunities provided. Therefore, parent/carers are asked to take family holidays during school holidays.
Leave of absence in term time can only be agreed by the Headteacher or someone with appropriate authority and are judged on a case by case basis.
Schools can use their discretion to grant up to 10 days' authorised absence in a school year if the circumstances are exceptional.
The school will advice you of their procedure for applying for leave of absence under exceptional circumstances.
The local authority advise Schools and Governing Bodies that unless the circumstances are deemed exceptional, the absence must be marked as 'unauthorised' in the school register. This record of attendance forms part of your child's school report.
Unauthorised absences are monitored by the Education Welfare Service, which may lead to a prosecution.
If you require more information on this area please contact the Education Welfare team.