Term Dates

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Dates for national testing GCSE/A Level examinations are fixed by the examination boards. The school cannot change these dates. Dates for school extra curricular activities and events should be regarded as provisional, but the majority will take place as shown.

We follow the Nottinghamshire school holiday dates. Please click here to see the calendar.


Printable School Calendar

Please note: The calendar lists key dates throughout the year. Further information will be issued through School News/Events, newsletters and dates are kept up to date on the calendar on this website.

Student Parent Calendar 2017-18


Application for leave of absence

High Attainment depends on good attendance. Term-time holidays do have a significant impact on achievement and progress and therefore our policy is not to authorise any other than in the most exceptional circumstances. The fundamental principles for defining exceptional are rare, significant, unavoidable and short. By unavoidable we mean an event that could not reasonably be scheduled at another time.

Amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) 2006 regulations make clear that schools may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Schools should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.

If you do wish to request a term time holiday, then please complete the form on the reverse of this document setting out the reasons for the request.  Please provide appropriate supporting evidence.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider any application without appropriate evidence.  The Attendance officer will respond with a decision in writing within two working weeks.

Even in exceptional circumstances we are unable to authorise any more than 10 school days’ absence for term time holidays in one academic year.  If a holiday is taken during term time without being authorised as described above – then the absence may be referred to the Local Authority who may issue a warning fine or a penalty notice in line with the Nottinghamshire Local Code of Conduct for Penalty Notices Issues In Respect of Truancy and Excluded Pupils

Please note:

•    If you are making a request for more than one child please complete one application for both children.
•    Requests for leave of absence due to exceptional circumstances must be made by the parent/carer with whom the student normally resides.
•    Authorisation of an absence for personal reasons during term time will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
•    A request for leave of absence should be made well in advance (at least two weeks before the anticipated start date if possible).

To download the Leave of Absence Request Form, please click here.