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                                            School re-opens for Summer 2 to eligible pupils

Tuesday 21st July                                          Last day of summer term- holidays start after school

Wednesday 22nd July                                    Professional Training Day – School Closed

 (Please note that the school will NOT be open to pupils on the 22nd July as we have needed to re-arrange our staff training day from 1st June in order to be open for eligible pupils on that day.)

 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.

 

 

 Please note that in May 2021, Key Stage 2 SATs week is the week of the 10th May 2021.