'Holidays' & Attendance

Term Times/Dates : 2018-19

5 Staff Training Days (INSET) - SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO PUPILS ON:

Monday 3rd September 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Monday 7th January 2019

Friday 28th June 2019

PLEASE NOTE - Easter Weekend and the 'Easter Holidays' (Spring Break) are separate in 2019

  • Term Dates for coming years are at the bottom of this page
  • 'Leave of Absence' form is available at the bottom of this page

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Children suffering from sickness and diarrhoea MUST have 48 hours free from symptoms before returning to school in order to contain the spread of any illness.

The local authority may issue fixed penalty notices under the following circumstances:

  • At least ten sessions (five school days) lost due to unauthorised absence (O code) in any two consecutive half terms
  • Unauthorised leave of absence (G code) of at least ten sessions (five school days) due to holidays in term time
  • Persistent late arrival at school, for example after the register has closed, in any two consecutive half terms

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From the 1st of September 2013, Headteachers in all schools will only be allowed to grant ‘leave of absence’ (time off during term time) for ‘exceptional circumstances only’. The Department for Education state that family holidays are not ‘exceptional circumstances’. In exceptional circumstances only, the Headteacher may grant leave of absence during the school year. All such cases should be discussed with the Headteacher.

From September 2013 schools across Cheshire West & Chester will adopt standardised holidays - details are here.

EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

The following are all at the Headteacher’s discretion:

 -  The parent has leave from the Armed Forces (Services)
 -  Family Crisis (e.g. adoption; bereavement; additional medical needs)
 -  Religious Observance by the religious body to which the parents belong
 -  Participation in a supervised sporting activity approved by the school
 -  Non routine medical or dental appointments (routine appointments to be made outside of school hours)
 -  Modelling or special stage performances (as long as it can be proved that the education of the child does not suffer)
 -  Examinations

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