School attendance is central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
Can a parent take their child on holiday during term time?
Head teachers should only authorise leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. If a head teacher grants a leave request, it will be for the head teacher to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. Leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday as a norm.
There are 5 days within each school year where the school is closed to children; these days are used for teacher training and are called inset days.
2019-2020 INSET Days – The Academy will be closed on the dates below.
Monday 2nd September 2019
Thursday 24th October 2019
Friday 25th October 2019
Thursday 7th May 2020 – Retained for Voting
***Friday 8th May 2020 – Bank Holiday – replacing Monday 4th May***
Monday 20th July 2020
2020-2021 INSET Days – The Academy will be closed to pupils
Tuesday 1st September 2020
Friday 28th May 2021
Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st July 2021
Please click on the links below for school year term dates: