School Term Dates 2020-2021
|School Closes||School Re-opens||Training Day|
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Year 7, 10 & 12 only)
Thursday 3rd September 2020 (Year 7, 12 and 9 only)
Friday 4th September (Years 8, 11 and 13 only)
Monday 7th September (Whole School)
|Tuesday 1st September 2020|
|Autumn Half Term||Friday 23rd October 2020||Tuesday 3rd November 2020||Monday 2nd November 2020|
|Christmas||Friday 18th December 2020||Monday 4th January 2021|
|Spring Half Term||Friday 12th February 2021||Monday 22nd February 2021|
|Easter||Thursday 1st April 2021
|Monday 19th April 2021|
|Bank Holiday||Friday 30th April 2021||Tuesday 4th May 2021|
|Summer Half Term||Friday 28th May 2021||Monday 7th June 2021|
|Summer||Friday 16th July 2021||Monday 19th July 2021
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Holidays in Term Time
The school will not authorise holidays in term time unless there are very exceptional circumstances.
The main reasons for this being:
(i) there is a direct relationship between underachievement and poor attendance
(ii) Students are now undertaking more exams throughout the school year, and from an earlier age, therefore any absence will have a greater impact on their results
As you know, school is open for only 190 days in the year for students (52% of the year). We want to ensure that every effort is made to secure a successful future for every one of our young people and thank you for your support in this matter.
Obviously the school will consider extreme personal circumstances which might warrant an absence being authorised ie
- Where it is company/organisational policy for an employee to take leave at a specific time in the year and there is no opportunity for a family holiday in school holidays. This must be evidenced by production of the policy document of the organisation.
- Service personnel returning from/scheduled to embark upon a tour of duty abroad
The school appreciates your support and understanding in this matter.