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Term Dates

TERM DATES FOR 2020 - 2021

Autumn Term Module 1: Wednesday 2 September – Friday 23 October 2020

Half Term: Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2020

Autumn Term Module 2: Monday 2 November – Friday 18th December 2020

Christmas Holidays: Monday 21 December - Friday 1 January 2021

Spring Term Module 3: Monday 4 January – Friday 12 February 2021

Half Term: Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021

Spring Term Module 4: Monday 22 February – Wednesday 31 March 2021

Easter Holidays: Thursday 1 April - Friday 16 April 2021

Summer Term Module 5: Monday 19 April – Friday 28 May 2021

Half Term: Monday 31 May - Friday 4 June 2021

Summer Term Module 6: Monday 7 June – Friday 23 July 2021

 

During the school holidays the College will be closed to students unless involved in activities organised by staff.

 

Other key dates:

Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd September 2020 Teachers’ Professional Development Day
College will be closed to students

Friday 4th September 2020 College open (AM only) for Years 7 & 12 Only

Monday 7th September 2020 College open for Years 7 and 12 only

Tuesday 8th September 2020 College open for all staff and student

Friday 23rd October Teachers’ Professional Development Day
College will be closed to students

Tuesday 8th December 2020 Teacher's Professional Development Day
College will be closed to students.

Monday 4th January 2021 Teacher's Professional Development Day
College will be closed to students.

Tuesday 5th January 2021 College open for all staff and students

Monday 3rd May – May Bank Holiday
College will be closed to students

 


  

Information on taking holidays/time off for students in term time:

Requests of Absence Parents are very strongly advised to avoid taking children out of College during term time.

However, if it is absolutely essential, a letter asking permission must be written to the Principal and handed in at least three weeks before the requested period of absence.

Retrospective approval will not be given. It is important to stress that, by law, it is the Principal’s decision whether a child is given permission to be off school. Permission will only be granted in very exceptional circumstances based on the individual facts of the case. The opportunity to save money by going on holiday during term time is not considered as being a justifiable reason.

If permission is granted it is for the Principal to determine the number of days a student can be away from school.

Please note: permission is unlikely to be granted to students where a student's attendance is less than 96% or when they will miss an important event such as a public examination or where there are concerns about the student’s work or behaviour.

Any leave of absence taken without the Principal’s approval will be deemed unauthorised and may result in a penalty notice.