TERM DATES

Term Dates

The Governors have agreed the following term dates for 2019/20120 Academic Year

2019
Thursday 5 September Children return
Thursday 24 October Break up from school
Friday 25 October Inset Day
Monday 04 November Children return
Thursday 19 December Break up from school
2020
Monday 6 January Children return
Friday 14 February Break up from school
Monday 24 February Children return
Friday 3 April Break up from school
Monday 20 April Inset Day
Tuesday 21  April Children return
Friday 8 May Bank Holiday
Thursday 21 May Break up from school
Friday 22 May Inset Day
Monday 1 June Children return
Wednesday 22 July Break up from school

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The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time. The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 prohibits Headteachers granting leave of absence to a pupil except where an application has been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.

If you do take your child out of school for this time after applying for a leave of absence and it not being granted, the absences will not be authorised and the Education Welfare Service may issue a penalty notice to each parent of £60 for each child to be paid within 21 days. If the penalty is not paid within the time scale the penalty will increase to £120. If the higher penalty is not paid within 28 days, the Education Welfare Service will then institute legal proceedings against you in the magistrate’s court under Section 444 of the Education Act 1996 for failing to ensure your child attends school regularly.