Information About Term Dates
Please find below a copy of the academic calendar for 2016/17. You will notice that the dates have changed and now includes a fortnight’s holiday during the October half term, instead of one week. To ensure that the school year did not extend in order to achieve the extended half term, staff inset days have been reduced or adapted into evening training sessions. We have done this for a number of reasons.
We were aware that many of our parents struggled with the increased costs of holidays during school holiday times. By having an additional week in October, it is hoped that parents will be able to travel during this time and so improve their child’s attendance while also gaining an affordable holiday. Holidays during term time will continue to be unauthorised and fined if necessary. Of course, not all families will be able to go away during this time and so a holiday club will also be available, offering discounted childcare.
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