Term Times and Attendance

The School Day

Classrooms open at 8.45 am and registration is at 9 am. The school day finishes at 3.15 pm. Lunchtimes are 12 noon to 12.40 pm for Key Stage One and 12.40 pm to 1.20 pm for Key Stage Two. All children have a 15-minute playtime in the morning and children in Key Stage One have a short afternoon playtime. Morning play for Key Stage One is 10.45 am to 11 am and for Key Stage Two 11.05 am to 11.20 am.

Term Times and School Holidays 2019/2020

This year's school calendar can be downloaded here. Please note that the May Bank Holiday date has been amended to Friday 8th May 2020.

The school will be closed for 5 additional days in term time for staff training. Those days are:

  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Wednesday 23rd October 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Monday 20th April 2020
  • Monday 1st June 2020

We will break up for the summer on Wednesday 22nd July 2020 at 3.15 pm.

Term Times and School Holidays 2020/2021

Next year's school calendar can be downloaded here.

Attendance

Holidays in term time are not routinely authorised and unauthorised absences of 5 days (10 sessions) or more within a 6-month period of the current academic year may lead to a Penalty Notice being issued by the Local Authority.

Leave of Absence Guidance for Parents and Carers

Information for Parents and Carers

Any holiday absence should be requested in advance on the form below:

Holiday/Absence Request Form

Should my child go to school today?

The guidance below has been issued by the Education Welfare Officer:

Every Day Counts

Headache, earache and stomach ache

Children with headache, earache or stomach ache can go to school – just let the staff know that they have felt unwell.

Give paracetamol and plenty of fluids to drink. If headache, earache or stomach ache persist seek medical advice.

High temperature

Give paracetamol and plenty to drink. After paracetamol, if your child feels better, bring them in to school.

If the child’s high temperature continues for 3 days or more, seek medical advice.

Coughs and colds

Children should be given paracetamol, plenty of fluids to drink and can be sent to school.

If your child is asthmatic, remember they may need their blue inhaler more often.

Flu and swine flu

Children should go back to school when recovered – this is usually about 5 days.

Sore throat, tonsillitis and glandular fever

Children should be given paracetamol, plenty of fluids to drink and can be sent to school.

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Children can return to school 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Measles

Children should return to school 4 days after the rash has STARTED.

Chicken Pox

Children should return to school once all spots have scabbed over.

German measles

Children should return to school 6 days after the rash has STARTED. (Let school know as there may be pregnant staff members).


The school decides whether or not an absence is authorised.

You may be asked to provide medical evidence to support your child’s absence.

If your child has 90% attendance over a school year they will have missed half a day a week.

If your child has 90% attendance over 5 school years they will have missed half a year of school.