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Term Dates

TERM DATES FOR 2019 - 2020

Autumn Term - 2019

Monday 2 September – Friday 18 October

Half Term: Monday 21 October – Friday 25 October

Monday 28 October–Friday 20 December

Spring Term – 2020

Monday 6 January – Friday 14 February

Half Term: Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February

Monday 24 February – Friday 3 April

Summer Term – 2020

Monday 20 April – Friday 22 May

Half Term: Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May

Monday 1 June – Monday 20 July


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


Other key dates:

Monday 2nd September Teachers’ Professional Development Day
College will be closed to students

Tuesday 3rd September College opening for Years 7 & 12 Only

Wednesday 4th September College open for all staff and students

Friday 29th November Teacher's Professional Development Day [TBC]
College will be closed to students.

Monday 6th January Teacher's Professional Development Day
College will be closed to students.

Friday 8th May – May Bank Holiday
College will be closed to students

Maximum of five CPD Days unallocated as yet


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.