Autumn Term 2018
|Staff training days||4 & 5 September|
|Autumn term starts||6 September|
|Staff training day||30 November|
|Autumn term ends||19 December|
|Spring term starts||3 January|
|Staff training day||28 January|
|Half Term||18-22 February|
|Spring term ends||5 April|
Summer Term 2019
|Summer term starts||23 April|
|May Day||6 May|
|Staff training day||28 June|
|Summer term ends||24 July|
Autumn Term 2019
|Staff training days||3 & 4 September|
|Autumn term starts||5 September|
|Staff training day||29 November|
|Autumn term ends||20 December|
|Staff training day||6 January|
|Spring Term starts||7 January|
|Half Term||17-21 February|
|Spring term ends||3 April|
Summer Term 2020
|Summer term starts||20 April|
|May Day||4 May|
|Staff training day||26 June|
|Summer term ends||21 July|
Every day missed from school is a lost opportunity. Requests for holidays during term time will be refused unless there are exceptional circumstances. If a child is taken out of school for a two-week holiday every year from the age of 5, and has the average number of days off for sickness and medical appointments, by the time they leave at 16 they will have missed a year of school.
Tutors will monitor attendance closely and parents of any child whose attendance is seen to be of concern will be contacted by the college.
100% attendance is a challenging target, but a number of students achieve this each year. As part of our praise and reward system, the names of students who achieve 100% attendance are entered into a termly raffle.
The attached Absence Request Form is to be used by parents wishing to request permission to take a child out of school in exceptional circumstances.
If your child is unable to come into school due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, please telephone 01223 891233 extension 305 before 8.30am.