School Terms and Holiday Dates
INSET DAYS 2019 - 2020
The school will be closed on the following teacher training days:
Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Friday 29th November 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Friday 3rd July 2020
The school will also be closed on Early May Day Bank holiday:
8th May 2020
(Normally, the Early May bank holiday falls on the first Monday of May. However, in 2020, the first May Bank Holiday will not be on May 4, but instead will take place on Friday May 8 to mark VE Day.)
Absence During Term Time
The Secretary of State for Education has removed the discretion of headteachers to grant up to ten days leave in term time for holidays. Henceforth, all holidays will be marked as unauthorised and could be subject to a fine of up to £60 if paid in 21 days or £120 if paid in 28 days - these time scales have also changed.
Parents are still allowed to take their children out of school for 'exceptional circumstances' such as weddings, overseas funerals and other family events which are not deemed to be 'holidays' at the discretion of the headteacher. The Milton Keynes Code of Conduct has been updated to reflect the new arrangements and now states that a fine can be incurred if a child is removed from school for ten unauthorised sessions (five days).
The Education Regulations 1995 state that “parents do NOT have the right to take their child out of school for holidays during term-time."
To learn more about our Attendance Policy, click here
If it is absolutely necessary to request any leave of absence for your child during the school year for any reason, please obtain the necessary form from the school office.
All requests for Leave of Absence will be referred to the Head Teacher who may ask for further information before a decision is made.
Only exceptional circumstances will be approved and any unauthorised absence will be referred to the Local Authority who will issue fines.
Permission will not be granted for leave of absence immediately prior to or during assessment or examination periods in May.
Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life. If your child is absent for any period, your child will miss essential elements of their learning programme.