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Term Dates

Term Dates 2024-2025

We will return for a staff training day (INSET) on Monday 2nd September 2024, with all students returning on Tuesday 3rd September 2024.  The second INSET day will be Friday 28th June 2024.

The new term dates are as follows:

  • TERM1 – Tuesday 3rd September – Friday 18th October 2024

  • TERM 2 – Monday 28th October – Thursday 19th December 2024

  • TERM 3 – Monday 6th January – Friday 14th February 2025

  • TERM4 – Monday 24th February -Friday 4th April 2025

  • TERM 5 – Tuesday 22nd April – Friday 23rd May 2025

  • TERM 6 – Monday 2nd June – Friday 18th July 2025

Staff Development Days (School Not Open To Pupils):
  • Monday 2nd September 2024
  • Monday 7th April 2025
  • Friday 13th June 2025 (INSET)
  • Monday 21st July 2025
  • Tuesday 22nd July 2025

Term Dates 2023-2024

  • 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 28th June 2024 (INSET)
  • Monday 22th July 2024
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2024 (Disaggregated for all Support Staff)
  • Wednesday 25th July 2024 (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.