If you have any concerns about a child, please do not hesitate to report your concern to one of our Designated Safeguarding leads- Mrs Skillern or Mrs Deacon by emailing head@isleham.cambs.sch.uk or ddeacon@isleham.cambs.sch.uk or telephoning 01638 780336. If you think you or the child is in immediate danger and need urgent help, please call the police on 999. Alternatively, you can contact the local authority safeguarding team directly- if you are not a professional involved with the child or family, you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially. Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (8-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours) Email: referralcentre.children@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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.