Term Dates & Attendance

Term Dates 2019-20

 

Tuesday 3rd September                             Professional Training Day - School Closed

Wednesday 4th September                          Autumn Term Opens Years 1-6

4th-5th September                                         Reception class home visits at pre-arranged appointment times

Friday 6th September                                    Reception class pupils first full day in school

19th – 28th October (inclusive)                      Half Term

Monday 28th October                                     Professional Training Day – School Closed

Friday 20th December                                    Autumn Term Closes

Monday 6th January 2020                              Spring Term Opens

15th- 23rd February (inclusive)                         Half Term

Thursday 2nd April                                          Spring Term Closes

Monday 20th April                                           Professional Training Day – School Closed

Tuesday 21st April                                          Summer Term Opens

Friday 8th May                                                 May Day Holiday – VE Day Commemoration - School Closed

Friday 22nd  May                                             Professional Training Day – School Closed

22nd May – 1st June (inclusive)                      Half Term

Monday 1st June                                            Professional Training Day – School Closed

Wednesday 22nd July                                    Term Closes

 

 Attendance

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.