School Terms and Holiday Dates 2018 / 2019
Autumn Term 2018
|Staff||Monday 3 September – Friday 26 October||(40 working days)|
|Pupils||Wednesday 5 September – Friday 26 October||(38 working days)|
|Holiday||Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November||5 days|
|Staff & Pupils||Monday 5 November – Friday 21 December||(35 working days)|
|Holiday||Monday 24 December – Friday 4 January||10 days|
Spring Term 2019
|Staff||Monday 7 January – Friday 15 February||(30 working days)|
|Pupils||Tuesday 8 January – Friday 15 February||(29 working days)|
|Holiday||Monday 18 February – Friday 22 February||5 days|
|Staff & Pupils||Monday 25 February – Friday 12 April||(35 working days)|
|Holiday||Friday 15 April – Friday 26 April||10 days|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 21 April|
Summer Term 2019
|Staff & Pupils||Monday 29 April – Friday 24 May||(19 working days)|
|May Day||Monday 6 May|
|Holiday||Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May||5 days|
|Staff||Monday 3 June – Monday 22 July||(36 working days)|
|Pupils||Tuesday 4 June – Friday 19 July||(34 working days)|
|Holiday||Tuesday 23 July – Friday 30 August||29 days|
Staff Total: 195 days
Pupil Total: 190 days (pupils are required to attend for 190 days)
Term dates are set on the basis of 195 days and inset days should be allocated from within the agreed dates. Monday, 3 September 2018 is already fixed as an inset day and the other four days are identified by school as Tuesday 4 September, Monday 7 January, Monday 3 June and Monday 22 July 2019
Term Time Holidays
Previously, the school has received a number of requests for holidays to be taken during term time. Previous regulations allowed headteachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in “special circumstances” of up to ten school days leave per year. Headteachers have also granted extended leave for more than ten school days in exceptional circumstances.
Recent Government’s amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments also make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers are required to determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.
Please note the information sent to schools below, which came into effect on 1st September 2013.
Parents should NOT book holidays, or take children out of school during term time. Any parent submitting a request for term time holiday MUST provide evidence of ‘exceptional circumstances.’
Pupils being taken out of school, without consent, will be classed as ‘UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE’ which may result in legal prosecution. Please take note of the latest guidelines regarding penalty notices for absence and lateness from the local authority by reading the attached letter.