to Jul 23

School Holidays 2017 - 2018

Autumn Term

Open                           Tuesday 5th September 2017

Close for half term    Wednesday 25th October 2017 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Tuesday 7th November 2017

Close for Christmas   Friday 22nd December 20172.00pm


Spring Term

Open                          Monday 8th January 2018

Close for half term    Friday 9th February 2018 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Tuesday 20th February 2018

Close for Easter        Thursday 29th March 20182.00pm


Summer Term

Open                           Wednesday 11th April 2018

Bank Holiday            Monday 7th May 2018 (school closed one day only)

Bank Holiday            Monday 28th May 2018 (school closed one day only)

Close for half term    Friday 1st June 2018 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Monday 11th June 2018

Close for Summer     Friday 20th July 2018   2.00pm


The above holidays include teacher training days as follows:

Friday 1st September 2017             Monday 4th September 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017         Monday 6th November 2017

Monday 19th February 2018                       

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to Jul 22

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School Holidays 2016 - 2017

Autumn Term

Open                           Monday 5th September 2016

Close for half term     Tuesday 25th October 2016 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Tuesday 8th November 2016

Close for Christmas    Wednesday 21st December 20162.00pm


Spring Term

Open                           Thursday 5th January 2017

Close for half term      Friday 10th February 2017 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Tuesday 21st February 2017

Close for Easter           Friday 7th April 20172.00pm


Summer Term

Open                            Tuesday 18th April 2017

Bank Holiday                Monday 1st May 2017 (school closed one day only)

Close for half term       Friday 26th May 2017 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                       Thursday 8th June 2017

Close for Summer         Friday 21st July 2017   2.00pm


The above holidays include teacher training days as follows:

Friday 2nd September 2016                        Wednesday 26th October 2016

Monday 7th November 2016                        Monday 20th February 2017                      

Wednesday 7th June 2017

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to Jul 22

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School Holidays 2015-2016

Autumn Term

Open – Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Close for half term – Tuesday 20th  October 2015 (normal finishing time)
Re-open – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Close for Christmas – Friday 18th December 2015  2.00pm

Spring Term

Open – Monday 4th January 2016
Close for half term – Friday 12th February 2016 (normal finishing time)
Re-open – Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Close for Easter – Thursday 24th March 2016  2.00pm

Summer Term

Open – Tuesday 5th April 2016
Bank Holiday – Monday 2nd May 2016 (school closed one day only)
Close for half term – Friday 27th May 2016 (normal finishing time)
Re-open – Monday 13th June 2016
Close for Summer – Friday 22nd July 2016 2.00pm

The above holidays include teacher training days as follows:

Tuesday 1st September 2015
Wednesday 21st October 2015
Monday 2nd November 2015
Monday 22nd February 2016
Monday 4th April 2016

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to Jun 3

Holidays in Term-Time

Amendments to school attendance regulations


Dear Parent/Carer

Please may I draw your attention to the ‘amendments to school attendance regulations’, that the Department for Education (DfE) has announced surrounding holidays in term time.

From the 1st September 2013, the new law gives no entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must only be in exceptional circumstances and the Head Teacher & Governing Body must be satisfied that the circumstances are exceptional and warrant the granting of leave. Head Teachers would not be expected to class any term time holiday as exceptional. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.

In the academic year 2011 to 2012, 9.7% of all absences in England were due to parents taking their children out of school during term time. This high level of absence has led the DfE to make this important change to legislation. Unfortunately, as you will have heard in the news, this figure is increasing. This means disruptions for all children within school as well as the child who is returning following an absence.

As a school, we fully appreciate the financial difficulties and constraints that some parents face when booking holidays, particularly during school holidays, however, we are obliged to have such firm policies and the Local Authority will be monitoring all school absences during term time and challenging those schools that do not adhere to the new legislation. This may lead to Penalty Notices being issued to parents if an absence is taken over 10 sessions (5 school days)

I would like to take this further opportunity on behalf of the school to ask you for your full support in this matter by not taking your child out of school during term time.

School has reviewed our policy in discussions with LEA and therefore; If you feel your request for term time absence meets the threshold of ‘exceptional circumstances’ you must currently submit a letter, with a full explanation for the request. This should be made not less than six weeks before the intended departure. This request can only be made by the parent/carer that the child normally resides with.

A response will be sent as soon as possible to the request and you may be required to attend an interview in school. Please accept that having outlined the legalities, the likelihood of term time absence being authorised is extremely rare and the result of any unauthorised absence could now be a fine. The DfE have brought attendance penalty notices into line with other types of penalty notices allowing Local Authorities to act faster on prosecutions.       

I ask that you consider this matter very carefully before making a request for absence during term time. Consistent, regular attendance is a key factor in student achievement and attainment. I am sure you will appreciate that we need to work together to secure the best possible outcomes for your son/daughter.  Further information can be obtained from www.dfe.gov.uk.

Thank you in anticipation of your support with this matter.

Yours faithfully, 

Miss M Haggerty
Head Teacher


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to Jul 18

Holiday Dates 2013 - 2014

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School Holidays 2013-2014


Autumn Term

Open                           Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Close for half term      Thursday 24th October 2013 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Tuesday 5th November 2013

Close for Christmas     Friday 20th December 2013  2.00pm


Spring Term

Open                           Monday 6th January 2014

Close for half term      Friday 14th February 2014 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                      Tuesday 25th February 2014

Close for Easter          Wednesday 9th April 2014  2.00pm


Summer Term

Open                           Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Bank Holiday              Monday 5th May 2014 (school closed one day only)

Close for half term      Thursday 22nd May 2014 (normal finishing time)

Re-open                       Monday 2nd June 2014

Close for Summer       Friday 18th July 2014   2.00pm


The above holidays include teacher training days as follows:

Monday 2nd September 2013                   Friday 25th October 2013

Monday 4th November 2013                       

Monday 24th February 2014                       Friday 23rd May 2014

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