School Term Dates 2016-17 & 2017-18

 

 

Term

School Opens for Pupils

School Closes On

Summer 2017

Monday 24th April

Tuesday 6th June

Friday 26th May

Tuesday 25th July

Autumn 2017

Wednesday 6th September

Monday 30th October

Friday 20th October

 Friday 22th December 

Spring 2018

Monday 8th January

 Monday 26th February

Friday 16th February

 Thursday 29th March 

Summer 2018

Monday 16th April

 Monday 28th May

Friday 25th May

 Tuesday 24th July 

 

In addition there are 5 teacher training days (not statutory school days for pupils) when school will be closed to pupils:-

 

2016/17 

Monday 5th June 2017

 

2017/18

Monday 4th September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

 

3 further days for 2017/18 are yet to be decided.

 

Information on taking holidays/time off during term time

Parents/Carers wishing to take their child out of school during term time should put their request in writing giving reasons why the holiday could not be taken during the school holidays. They will then receive a slip stating whether the absence has been authorised. Please note the information below from the school attendance policy. A copy of the policy can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

 

Term Time holiday

Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendments) Regulations 2013. These amendments come into force on 1st September, 2013. 

Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

Long Term Authorised Absence

When authorised absence is for an extended or repetitive period (which can only be due to medical reasons), the school will contact support services so that arrangements can be made for the child to receive tuition outside of school.

Repeated Absences

The school will contact the parent or guardian of any child who has repeated absences.  If the situation does not improve the Educational Welfare Officer is informed. This is recorded in accordance with Ofsted requirements and monitored by the Educational Welfare Officer on a regular basis to follow up any attendance issues.  Persistent absences by children means that the school can fall into a targeted group which is then monitored by Walsall Children’s Services.

Fixed Penalty Notice From Walsall Authority

If leave is taken without authorisation; it will be recorded in the school attendance register as unauthorised. Subsequently school will refer to the Educational Welfare Service which could result in a court appearance and a fixed penalty notice (fine).  This equates to £60 per parent, per period of absence over 4 days, per child, payable within 21 days.  Should the penalty not be paid within 21 days, it will increase to £120. Should this not be paid within 28 days, you may be prosecuted by the local authority, in accordance with section 444 of the 1996 Education Act, for failing to secure your child’s regular attendance at school.