The school year is broken into 3 main blocks called terms: Autumn, Spring and Summer. September – December is Autumn Term – this has a 1 week half term holiday in October. January – March is Spring Term – this has 1 week half term holiday in February. April – July is Summer Term – this has a 1 week half term holiday in May.At the end of Autumn and Spring term there is a 2 week holiday and at the end of Summer Term there is a 6 week holiday.
Please find exact term dates for 2020-2021 below. This will show where the school will be taking the INSET days where teachers work together on specific projects or training.
We share these overviews to enable parents to make holiday arrangements outside of school term time.
We highly value good attendance in our school because we know the positive impact it has on children’s learning and relationships.
We know parents want their children to get on well in life. A good education at primary school will support your child in many ways: in being the best they can be academically; in developing positive friendships & social skills; in developing positive habits which will support them at secondary school & future work places. Research has shown a link between poor attendance and poor outcomes for children – this is why attendance matters.
Being on time for school is also vital. Arriving late at school can be very disruptive for your child, the teacher, and the other children in the class. Missing the first five minutes of the day can be disorientating for a child as this is typically when the timetable of the day is shared with the class. They can also miss the start of a lesson which means they are less likely to understand their work in mathematics or English for that day.
If your child has a worry or is unhappy about coming to school please do talk to the class teacher – we want to help if we can.
For more information on attendance, please see the below leaflet from Gloucestershire County Council: