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Term Dates

Please find below a calendar of our term dates and a downloadable pdf version of our school calendar for the academic year 2019-2020 and next years academic calendar 2020-2021!

School calendar- updated Jul 2020

Children start school Thursday 3rd September 2020-2021

The first change is a date change. On the school calendar we published for the new academic year, we stated that children to start school on Wednesday 2nd September. On the advice of the local authority we are changing this to Thursday 3rd September, to provide staff with an extra day to prepare the school and start to adapt to infection control procedures. I have attached the new term dates. I may have to add a day to the school year on Tuesday 5th January to compensate if the DfE decide this is necessary and will write you again to publicise this if so insha'Allah.

New term dates 2020-2021 calendar below. 

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