Term Starts* Tuesday 7th September
Half Term (1 week) Monday 25th to Friday 29th October
INSET DAY Monday 1st November
Term Ends Friday 17th December
SPRING TERM 2022**
INSET DAY Tuesday 4th January
Term Starts Wednesday 5th January
Half Term (1 week) Monday 14th to Friday 18th February
Term Ends Friday 1st April
SUMMER TERM 2022**
INSET DAY Tuesday 19th April
Term Starts Wednesday 20th April
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May (School Closed for pupils)
Half Term (1 week) Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June
INSET DAY Friday 24th June
Term Ends Friday 22nd July
*The first week of school in September for children in Nursery and Reception will be staggared. You will be given your child's start date at your induction meeting in late June/early July.
**The school day will be 8.30am to 3.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8.30am to 3pm on Fridays.
TERM DATES AND THE SCHOOL DAY 2021-22 (sent to parents on 2.10.20)
Thank you for your responses to our Term Dates and School Survey. We had 132 responses and the results can be found on the next page.
The data received and the written comments were carefully considered before a final decision was taken in regards to the term dates and the set-up of the school day for 2021-22.
Next year the school will be full, with pupils from Nursery to Year 6 and the curriculum will be fully developed, with a highly trained staff body. The Trust, the local governors and the school leaders, having considered the parental responses, have decided to increase the number of school days and reduce the amount of Training Days. This will bring us more in line with other schools locally, as the Year 6 pupils prepare to transition to local secondary schools.
The school year for 2021-22 will last 187 days compared to 183 days in 2020-21.
The school day will remain at 8.30am to 3.30pm from Monday to Thursday.
The school day will finish slightly earlier at 3pm every Friday.
The Autumn Half Term (October 2021) will now be one week long in 2021-22. This year (2020-21) the Autumn Half Term will be two weeks long as previously planned.
We have chosen to keep the later start in September 2021 so that teachers have the maximum amount of staff training before the children return after the Summer Holidays.
We believe that the longer school day serves our families well and we have protected this as far as possible, alongside increasing the number of school days. The slightly earlier finish on a Friday will ensure that this new set-up is compliant with the amount of working hours we can ask teachers to complete each week. This is in line with the Teacher Pay and Conditions as set by the Department for Education.
Thank you for your input and your continued support.
Mr Custance (Headteacher)
Camilla Brough (Chair of the Governing Body)