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Term Dates

Term Dates 2023-2024

We will return for a staff training day (INSET) on Tuesday 5th September, with all students returning on Wednesday 6th September.  The second INSET day will be Friday 28th June 2024.

The new term dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday 6th September – Thursday 19th October 2023

  • Monday 30th October – Wednesday 20th December 2023 (12.20pm finish)

  • Thursday 4th January – Friday 9th February 2024

  • Monday 19th February – Thursday 28th March 2024

  • Monday 15th April – Friday 24th May 2024

  • Monday 3rd June – Friday 19th July 2024

Staff Development Days (School Not Open To Pupils):

  • Friday 30th June 2023 (INSET)
  • Monday 24th July 2023
  • Tuesday 25th July 2023 (Disaggregated for all Support Staff)
  • Wednesday 26 July 2023 (Disaggregated for all Support Staff)

Attendance at School and Holidays

The school adheres to the Government’s Attendance Regulations. This means that holidays should NOT be arranged during term time. The school cannot now authorise any term time holidays. Should parents decide to withdraw their child for a family holiday they may be prosecuted.

However, in exceptional circumstances, these may be authorised at the discretion of the Principal, in line with the school’s attendance policy. It must be pointed out though, that any absence from school can greatly affect your child’s progress and has been clearly linked to underachievement.

Absence, therefore, should be avoided wherever possible and should not be taken at all during external examinations. Due to the increasing number of early entry examinations we will not be authorising holidays for pupils in year 10 or year 11 as this would seriously endanger their GCSE results.