SEPTEMBER 2021 – JULY 2022

Note: One more Trust Inset day is to be added in due course. The pattern broadly follows the BwD term-time pattern and DACA term-time pattern to encourage parents not to take holidays during term-time.

 

TERM 1

Academy opens Wednesday 1 September

Autumn holiday Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October (inc)

 

TERM 2

Academy opens Monday 1 November

Christmas holiday Monday 20 December – Monday 3 January (inc)

 

TERM 3

Academy opens Tuesday 4 January

February holiday Monday 14 February – Friday 18 February (inc)

 

TERM 4

Academy opens Monday 21 February

Easter holiday Monday 4 April – Monday 18 April (inc)

 

TERM 5

Academy opens Tuesday 19 April

May Day closure Monday 2 May

Spring Bank holiday Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June (inc)

 

TERM 6

Academy opens Monday 6 June

Term ends Thursday 21 July

 

INSET DAYS

Wednesday 1– Friday 3 September (inc)

Monday 22 November

Tuesday 4 January

Friday 24 June

 

ADDITIONAL BANK HOLIDAY (Queen’s platinum jubilee)

Friday 22 July

TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES 2022-2023

Autumn Term 2022

                       

Thursday 1 September School closed for Staff Training

Friday 2 September School closed for Staff Training

Monday 5 September School opens for pupils

Friday 30th September School closed for Staff Training

Friday 21 October School closes

 

Half term Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October

 

Monday 31 October School re-opens     
Friday 16 December School closes                         

Christmas Holiday Monday 19 December – Monday 2 January 2022

Spring Term 2023

           

Tuesday 3 January School closed for Staff Training           

Wednesday 4 January School re-opens 

Friday 10 February School closes

 

Half term Monday 13 February - Friday 17 February 2023

 

Monday 20 February School re-opens

Friday 31 March School closes

Easter Holiday Monday 3 April – Friday 14 April 2023

Summer Term 2023

 

Monday 17 April School closed for Staff Training  

Tuesday 18 April School re-opens 

Monday 1 May Bank Holiday

Friday 26 May School closes

 

Half term Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2023

 

Monday 5 June School re-opens

Friday 23 June School closed for Staff Training           

Monday 26 June School closed for Staff Training

Friday 21 July School closes for the summer


Two more Staff Training days to be confirmed

Attendance and Holidays During Term Time

 

In order to reach their highest potential, we feel that constant, punctual attendance to school is vital.  Research has proven that even short breaks from school can reduce a pupil’s chances of succeeding by as much as a quarter.  The research is based on extensive pupil absence figures and both GCSE and primary school test results, and it highlights the importance of clamping down on pupil absence to ensure more pupils regularly attend school, and ultimately leave with the qualifications needed to succeed in modern Britain.

 

This research shows where pupils miss up to just 14 days of school are a quarter, they are less likely to achieve the required level or above in reading, writing or maths tests than those with no absence.  The research also highlights the striking differences in achievement between pupils with the best and worst attendance records. It shows:

pupils with the lowest 5% of absence rates were more than 4 times more likely to achieve 5 good GCSEs, including English and maths, and 22 times more likely to achieve the English Baccalaureate, than pupils with the highest 5% of absence rates

pupils with no absence from school were nearly 3 times more likely to achieve 5 A* to C GCSEs, including English and maths, and around 10 times more likely to achieve the English Baccalaureate, than pupils missing 15 to 20% of school across key stage 4

And, most relevant to us, primary school pupils with no absence were around 1.5 times more likely to achieve the expected level of attainment, and 4.5 times more likely to exceed the expected level of attainment, than pupils that missed 15 to 20% of key stage 2

The government’s plan for education includes a number of reforms to encourage good behaviour and attendance in school, including:

 

changing the law so that headteachers only grant leave from school in exceptional circumstances

encouraging schools to tackle the problem of persistent absence earlier by reducing the threshold by which absence is defined as persistent from 20% to 15% from October 2011 - this means schools are held to a higher standard in performance tables than before

making clear teachers can use ‘reasonable force’ to maintain behaviour and extending their searching powers from 2011

 

As a consequence of this, we are unable to authorise any holidays during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances.