Term Dates and Attendance

Term Dates 2023 - 2024


School Opens

School Closes

Autumn 1

Monday 4th September 2023

Thursday 19th October 2023

Autumn 2

Monday 30th October 2023

Thursday 21st December 2023 (1.30pm closure)

Spring 1

Monday 8th January 2024

Friday 9th February 2024

Spring 2

Monday 19th February 2024

Thursday 28th March 2024 (1.30pm closure)

Summer 1

Monday 15th April 2024

Friday 24th May 2024

Summer 2

Monday 3rd June 2024

Friday 19th July 2024 (1.30pm closure)

School will be closed children for INSET (staff training) days on Friday 1st September 2023, Friday 20th October 2023, Friday 1st December 2023, Friday 22nd December 2023 and Monday 22nd July 2024.

School will be closed for the May Day Bank Holiday on 6th May 2024.

Term Dates 2024 - 2025


School Opens

School Closes

Autumn 1

Wednesday 4th September 2024

Friday 18th October 2024

Autumn 2

Monday 28th October 2024

Thursday 19th December 2024 (1.30pm closure)

Spring 1

Monday 6th January 2025

Friday 14th February 2025

Spring 2

Monday 24th February 2025

Friday 28th March 2025 (1.30pm closure)

Summer 1

Monday 14th April 2025

Friday 23rd May 2025

Summer 2

Monday 2nd June 2025

Tuesday 22nd July 2025 (1.30pm closure)


School will be closed children for INSET (staff training) days on Monday 2nd September 2024, Tuesday 3rd September 2024, Friday 29th November 2024, Friday 20th December 2024 and Wednesday 23rd July 2025.

School will also be closed for Good Friday on the 18th April 2025, Easter Monday on the 21st April 2025 and May Day Bank Holiday on 5th May 2025.

Miss S Chapman is our school Attendance and Admin Officer


If your child misses only one day a week for their whole time in school they would miss the equivalent of two years schooling.

That would be like not starting school until you were 7 or leaving school at 14.

Being late for school can mean missing vital work and seriously disrupts lessons for everyone.

Remember the law treats lateness and non-attendance in exactly the same way!


This is a successful school and every child plays their part in making it so. We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all pupils to achieve their potential and aspire to excellence.

For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and every child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless they have an unavoidable reason to be absent. Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning.

Absence or late arrival also disrupts teaching routines and so may affect the learning of others in the same class.

Government research shows a direct link between attendance and attainment and good attenders also make better progress socially, learn to work with others, and are better prepared for the transition to secondary school and, eventually, higher education, training and employment.

Our attendance target this year is 96%, but all pupils should strive to achieve 100% attendance if they can.



The school's Senior Leadership Team regularly monitors the attendance of all children. We work closely with the Local Authority to improve attendance.


Lost minutes = Lost learning



Leave in Term Time 

By law, all children of compulsory school age (between 5 and 16) must get a suitable full time education. As a parent, you are responsible for making sure this happens and if you fail to ensure a child of compulsory school age who is registered at a school attends regularly, legal action may be taken by the Local Authority.





By law, you must ask for permission for your children to miss school, well in advance of the planned absence.


Parents can request a leave of absence but this can only be authorised if the circumstances are exceptional in accordance to DfE guidance.


Parents who take a child of compulsory school age out of school without permission may be issued with a penalty notice from the Local Authority.


Application forms for a leave of absence are available from the school office.