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Term Dates 2023/24

Autumn Term 2023

Term starts: Monday 04 September 2023

Half term holiday: Monday 30 October 2023 – Friday 03 November 2023

Term ends: Friday 22 December 2023

Spring Term 2024

Term starts: Monday 08 January 2024

Half term holiday: Monday 12 February 2024 – Friday 16 February 2024

Term ends: Friday 22 March 2024

Summer Term 2024

Term starts: Monday 08 April 2024

Half term holiday: Monday 27 May 2024 – Friday 31 May 2024

Term ends: Monday 22 July 2024

Inset Days 2023/24

Monday 04 September 2023

Tuesday 05 September 2023

Monday 08 January 2024

Friday 19 April 2024

Monday 22 July 2024


Term Dates 2024/25

Autumn Term 2024

Term starts: Monday 02 September 2024

Half Term holiday: Monday 28 October 2024 to Friday 01 November 2024

Term ends: Friday 20 December 2024

Spring Term 2025

Term starts: Monday 06 January 2025

Half Term holiday: Monday 17 February 2025 to Friday 21 February 2025

Term ends: Friday 11 April 2025

Summer Term 2025

Term starts: Monday 28 April 2025

Half Term holiday: Monday 26 May 2025 to Friday 30 May 2025

Term ends: Monday 21 July 2025 

Inset Days 2024/25

Monday 02nd September 2024

Tuesday 03rd September 2024 

Plus 3 days still to be confirmed. 


Planned absence Policy

Is it worth it?

Parents are still requesting to take their child(ren) out of school during term time for various reasons including family holidays.

All absences cause considerable disruption to a child’s learning and prevent them from achieving the grades that they have the potential to reach.  As a consequence, examination grades will be lower than those predicted for your child.

Younger children also suffer from break-in friendship groups when absent from school and this can result in anxiety on return their return to school.


  • We will not authorise any planned absence taken in school time unless this is for an authorised sporting or educational visit.
  • We will forward all absences of 4 days or over to the Educational Welfare Officer.
  • The only exception to this will be for students in Year 7 or 8
    • where the headteacher decides there are exceptional circumstances


  • those students have over 96% attendance (and will remain above 96% after the planned absence). This is the equivalent of no more than 7½  days of absence in an academic year.
  • Any absence which lasts for 20 consecutive days may result in the student(s) being removed from the school roll.

I would therefore ask that all parents accommodate their planned absence during the 13 weeks available to them during the school year and I thank those parents who do not make requests of this kind recognizing that they are clearly most disruptive to their child(ren)s learning.

We are working in partnership with the Educational Welfare Officer to whom we forward all unauthorised absences.  Parent(s) could be fined up to £2,500 and/or sentenced to 3 months imprisonment.  The parent(s) may alternatively be subject to a fixed-penalty fine of £60 per child per parent.

Planned Absence Request Form