Term and School Holiday Dates
School Term and Holiday Dates
We are a community school and follow the term dates issued by Essex County Council.
Families with siblings in other schools are advised to check term dates with these schools as term dates
may be different, especially teacher training (inset) dates.
Days off for holidays, birthday treat etc are not permitted and will be marked as unauthorised absence.
Parents are required to submit an application form for any leave requests during term time at least 2 weeks before the requested date/s.
Important information - Term time holidays
Improving school attendance is a key priority for all schools across Essex. Where families choose to take a family holiday during term time, this can detrimentally impact a pupil’s progress and can prevent them from fulfilling their true academic potential. Our school attendance policy, available via our school website, clearly sets out the process that parents should follow if they wish to apply for leave during term time. Please note that applications should only be made, if you feel that there are exceptional circumstances which mean that the leave cannot be taken during the school holidays.
We would ask all parents to note that, where families choose to go on holiday during term time and the absences are coded as unauthorised, Essex County Council may not issue penalty notices and may instead proceed to prosecution and place the case directly before the Magistrates for their consideration in court.
If found guilty by the Magistrates, parents could face a fine of up to £2,500 and/or 3 months imprisonment.