Key Dates

Term Dates for the 2023/24 Academic Year


First Teaching Day

Last Teaching Day

Autumn 1st Half Term

Monday 4th September 2023

Friday 27th October 2023

Autumn 2nd Half Term

Monday 6th November 2023

Tuesday 19th December 2023

Spring 1st Half Term

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Friday 16th February 2024

Spring 2nd Half Term

Monday 26th February 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024

Summer 1st Half Term

Monday 15th April 2024

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Summer 2nd Half Term

Wednesday 5th June 2024

Friday 19th July 2024

 Bank Holiday not included in dates above: Monday 6th May 2024.  School is closed on this date

Staff PD Days 1.9.23, 24.5.24, 3.6.24, 4.6.24 and 22.7.24


Regular school attendance is crucial to maximise pupil progress and enjoyment of learning. We take a whole-school approach to securing good attendance, and recognise the impact that our efforts in other areas – such as the curriculum, behaviour standards, bullying, SEND support, pastoral support, and the effective use of resources such as pupil premium – can have on improving pupil attendance.

That national average for pupil attendance is 96% which means on average a child misses approximately 7.5 days of school a year.

What do I need to do if my child needs to be absent from school?

You should contact the school office as early as possible to explain why your child is not in school.

Leave of Absence

All parents can request a ‘leave of absence’ for specific medical appointments (routine check-ups should be made outside of school hours where possible), religious holidays and exceptional circumstance which gives them permission to be absent from school. This should be done at the earliest opportunity. The decision regarding exceptional circumstance is made by the headteacher once they have considered the specific facts and circumstances behind the request. Permission for a holiday during term time will not be approved unless there are genuinely exceptional circumstances.