School attendance is central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
Can a parent take their child on holiday during term time?
Headteachers should only authorise leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. If a headteacher grants a leave request, it will be for the headteacher to determine the length of time that the child can be away from the academy. Leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday as a norm.
There are 5 days within each school year where the academy is closed to children; these days are used for teacher training and are called inset days.
2021-2022 INSET Days – The academy will be closed to pupils on:
- Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Friday 24th September 2021
- Monday 1st November 2021
- Tuesday 4th January 2022
- Friday 27th May 2022
- Thursday 21st July 2022
2022-2023 INSET Days – The academy will be closed to pupils on:
- Monday 5th September 2022
- Tuesday 3rd January 2023
- Thursday 4th May 2023 for voting
- Monday 24th July 2023
- Tuesday 25th July 2023
Please click on the links below for academy term dates: