Attendance & School Holidays

Term Dates

HolidayClosing DateDate Re-Open for Teaching Purposes
Summer 2023Friday 21 July 2023Monday 4 September 2023
Autumn half term 2023Friday 27 October 2023Monday 6 November 2023
Christmas 2023Tuesday 19 December 2023Wednesday 3 January 2024
Spring half term 2024Friday 16 February 2024Monday 26 February 2024
Easter 2024Thursday 28 March 2024Monday 15th April 2024
May Day 2024Friday 3 May 2024Tuesday 7 May 2024
Summer half term 2024Friday 24 May 2024Monday 3 June 2024
Summer 2024Tuesday 23 July 2024Wednesday 4 September 2024

Teacher Training Days 2023/2024

Monday 4th September 2023

Friday 27th October 2023

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Monday 15th April 2024

Monday 3rd June 2024

You can also view all term dates on our Weduc app directly on your smart phone.


Attending school is very important and your child should attend school every day.  Children who are regularly absent from school often struggle to make progress and to keep up with their peers.


Our doors are open from 8.45am and lessons begin promptly just after this.  Your child may receive a late mark if they arrive after this time. After 8.50am children must be brought to the front entrance by a parent. The register closes at 9.15 am.  If your child arrives after this time, without a valid reason, they will receive an absence mark. 

If Your Child Is Absent You Must:

  • Contact the school office by 9.00 am on the first morning of absence and the phone number is 01833 690298
  • Let the school know the reason for any absence.
  • Keep school informed on a daily basis if your child is absent for a long period.

Top Tip: Illness still counts towards a child’s absences from school, so only keep them off if absolutely necessary. 

Medical Evidence

Medical evidence will be required to support absence relating to illness and you will need to provide copies of G.P. appointment cards or letters, medication details or other relevant information.

Top Tip: If at all possible, any appointments should be made out of school time.  If this is not possible let us know immediately so that we can work with you to ensure your child only misses the minimum amount of school time. Return your child to school as soon as you can after the appointment.

Absences other than illness

The Government has amended regulations for taking holidays in term time and these new regulations came into effect in September 2013.

As a school we can authorise an absence for reasons other than illness, which may result in no fine being administered, but this can ONLY be done under exceptional circumstances and does not usually cover a family holiday.

Question: If my child is absent, will I receive a fine?

Answer: If a child is absent for more than 6 days in a 12 week rolling period, then the County Council will make a decision on whether to enforce a fine or not.

Attendance Support Meetings

If attendance falls to 90% or below, this is known as persistent absence.  These children will be missing at least four weeks of schooling over a year and their progress will be suffering. You will be invited in for a meeting with Mr Goffee and Mrs Wilson to see what help and support we can offer.

Top Tip: We want your child in school as much as possible to maximise their potential, work with us so we can help make this happen!

Click here to read a copy of our most up to date Attendance Policy

Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.