TERM DATES

Term Dates

The Governors have agreed the following term dates for 2020/2021 Academic Year

2020
Wednesday 2 September Inset Day
Thursday 3 September Children return
Thursday 22 October Break up from school
Friday 23 October Inset Day
Monday 02 November Children return
Friday 18 December Break up from school
2021
Monday 4 January Children return
Friday 12 February Break up from school
Monday 22 February Children return
Thursday 25 March Break up from school
Friday 26 March Inset Day
Monday 12  April Children return
Monday 3 May Bank Holiday
Thursday 27 May Break up from school
Friday 28 May Inset Day
Monday 7 June Inset Day
Tuesday 8 June Children return
Wednesday 21 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.