Please find below a calendar of our term dates and a downloadable pdf version of our school calendar for the academic year 2020-21 and next year's academic calendar 2021-2022!
Term Dates 2020-2021 calendar below.
POST LOCKDOWN ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE
From 8th March 2021 school attendance will be mandatory for pupils, It is the parents responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly. The school will be responsible for recording attendance and following up absences. The school has the right to issue sanctions including fixed penalty notices if an absence has not been authorised by the school in line with the local authorities' codes of conduct
Please note any requests for leave of absence during term time will not be authorised. Government guidelines state that you cannot travel and stay overnight until the 12th April 2021 and travel abroad is unlikely to resume until at least May 2021.
A small number of pupils will still be unable to attend in line with public health advice to self-isolate because they
· have symptoms or have had a positive test result
· live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive and are a household contact
· are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19)
· required to quarantine
· children who have been confirmed as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) are advised to shield and stay at home as much as possible until further notice. They are advised not to attend school while shielding advice applies nationally. Parents will need to provide a copy of the shielding letter sent to CEV children, to confirm that they have been advised not to attend school.
Some key facts and information on school attendance:
Pupils attend school for a maximum 190 days each academic year. Full attendance is vital for your child’s educational progress. The school regards absence as a very serious concern and it is a proven fact there is a clear link between poor attendance at school and lower academic achievement (Department for Education (DfE), 2012). Please see school advice below:
Unauthorised leave of absence and late arrival
If your child is persistently late the school can issue a penalty notice to the parent or carer. A maximum of 7 late attendances during any 1 half term could mean you'll receive a penalty notice.
We strongly advise against disrupting your child’s schooling for a holiday during term time.
Government guidelines say leave of absence during term time should not be granted by the school except in the most exceptional of circumstances.
Leave of absence taken without permission of the headteacher means you could be issued with a penalty notice of £120 per parent per child (reducing to £60 if paid within 21 days)
If you fail to pay your penalty notice you may be prosecuted at magistrates' court for your child's non-attendance