Term Dates & Attendance

Term Dates 2020-21

Thursday 3rd September Professional Training Day – School Closed
Friday 4th September Professional Training Day – School Closed
Monday 7th September Autumn Term Opens Years 1 – 6
3rd – 7th September Reception class home visits at pre-arranged appointment times
Tuesday 8th September Reception class pupils first full day in school
26th – 30th October (inclusive) Half Term
Friday 18th December Autumn Term Closes
Monday 4th January 2021 Spring Term Opens
15th – 22nd February (inclusive) Half Term
Monday 22nd February Professional Training Day - School Closed
Friday 26th March Spring Term Closes
Monday 12th April Professional Training Day – School Closed
Tuesday 13th April Summer Term Opens
Monday 3rd May Bank Holiday
31stMay - 4th June (inclusive) Half Term
Wednesday 21st July Summer Term Closes for pupils
Thursday 22nd July Professional Training Day – School Closed


Like all schools in Cambridgeshire, we expect attendance at school to be 100%, unless there are exceptional or unavoidable reasons for a child's absence, which would then be authorised. Any parent who takes a child out of school for term time leave for 6 consecutive sessions (3 days) or more over a 4 week period, not authorised by the school may receive a Penalty Notice. Parents are asked to carefully consider the need for their child's absence and complete a leave of absence form for their child(/ren) if it is necessary for them to be absent at any time, clearly indicating the need for this. 

Attendance figures are monitored- when an individual child's attendance falls below 90% and the majority of absences are unauthorised,the school will wish to meet and work with parents to establish a more regular pattern of attendance and help return the child concerned to regular school attendance. Such strategies might include:
a) writing to the child’s parents to remind them of their legal responsibilities;
b) meeting with the child’s parents;
c) ensuring a first-day response to any absence;
d) setting targets for improvement;
e) referral to the Education Welfare Officer;
f) involvement of other services/agencies;
g) the issuing of a Penalty Notice.