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Term Dates & Holiday Info.

Please note. Monday 4th September will  be INSET day for school. Children will start school on Tuesday 5th September 2017, for the academic year 2017-2018.  Nursery is closed for the first week in September.

 

Other INSETS will be  Monday 6th November 2017, Friday 22nd December 2017, Friday 25th May 2018 and Monday 23rd July 2018.  School will close for the Summer Holidays on Friday 20th July 2018.

 

 

Below are the Term Time & Holiday dates for 2017/2018 and  2018/2019. Please try to ensure you take your child on holiday during the holiday period and not during term time.

Summer Lane Primary School Holiday Dates 2017/2018

Local Authority Holiday Dates 2018-2018

From the DfE site

 

On 1 September 2013, the Education  Regulations 2013 came into force, changing the rules about term-time absence. The amendments remove references to family holidays and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of 10 school days.

The amendments specify that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless they consider there to be "exceptional circumstances" for doing so. If leave is granted, headteachers should determine the number of days a child can be away from school.

 

FAQ From the www.gov.uk website

 

Can a parent take their child on holiday during term time? 
Head teachers should only authorise leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. If a head teacher grants a leave request, it will be for the head teacher to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school.

Leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday as a norm.