School Times

School doors open at 8.45am

School starts for all pupils at 8.55am

School closes for all pupils at 3.30 pm

Please make sure that your child is in the playground at least five minutes before the starting times, but not before 8.45am. Supervision by staff is not available before this time.

Inset Days - 2023/2024

 

Friday 1st September 2023

Friday 20th October 2023

Friday 9th February 2024

Monday 3rd June 2024

Monday 22nd July 2024

Term Dates

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Important Update

 

Changes to Education-related Penalty Notices

 

Information for Parents

 

You may be aware that the Department for Education has recently announced national changes to fixed penalty notices issued for unauthorised absence in term time.

 

These changes will come into effect on 19th August 2024

 

The changes to be aware of are:

 

Penalty notices issued for offences that take place after 19 th August 2024 will be charged at a new rate of £160 per parent per child. This can be paid at £80 if paid within 21 days.

 

A second penalty notice issued to the same parent, for the same child, within a rolling 3-

year period will be issued at the rate of £160 to be paid within 28 days, with no option for a

discounted rate.

 

The threshold at which a penalty notice must be considered is set at 10 sessions (equivalent to 5 days) of unauthorised absence within a rolling 10-school week period 1 . This may include absences as a result of arriving late after the register closes. The 10 school weeks may span different terms or school years.

 

A maximum of 2 penalty notices may be issued to a parent for the same child within a

rolling 3-year period, so at the 3rd (or subsequent) offence(s) another course of action will

need to be considered (such as prosecution or one of the other attendance legal

interventions).

 

Only penalty notices issued for absences taking place after 19 th August 2024 will count

towards the above thresholds.