SHIPHAY LEARNING ACADEMY
September 2019 – July 2021
Autumn Term 2019
Non-pupil day Monday 2nd September 2019
Autumn Term commences Tuesday 3rd September 2019
School closes for half term Friday 18th October 2019
Non-pupil day Monday 28th October 2019
School opens after half term Tuesday 29th October 2019
School closes for Christmas Friday 20th December 2019
Spring Term 2020
Spring Term commences Monday 6th January 2020
School closes for half term Friday 14th February 2020
School opens after half term Monday 24th February 2020
School closes for Easter Friday 27th March 2020
Summer Term 2020
Summer Term commences Tuesday 14th April 2020
May Day Friday 8th May 2020 (Please note change of date/day)
School closes for half term Friday 22nd May 2020
School opens after half term Monday 1st June 2020
Non-pupil day Monday 15th June 2020
School closes for Summer Friday 17th July 2020
Autumn Term 2020
Non-pupil days Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020
Autumn Term commences Monday 7th September 2020
School closes for half term Friday 23rd October 2020
Non-pupil day Monday 2nd November 2020
School opens after half term Tuesday 3rd November 2020
School closes for Christmas Friday 18th December 2020
Spring Term 2021
Spring Term commences Monday 4th January 2021
School closes for half term Thursday 11th February 2021
Non-pupil day Friday 12th February 2021
School opens after half term Monday 22nd February 2021
School closes for Easter Thursday 1st April 2021
Summer Term 2021
Summer Term commences Monday 19th April 2021
May Day Monday 3rd May 2021
School closes for half term Friday 28th May 2021
Non-pupil day Monday 7th June 2021
School opens after half term Tuesday 8th June 2021
School closes for Summer Friday 23rd July 2021
Shiphay Learning Academy Local Governing Body may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Governing Body can also decide the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. Further details can be found in the school’s Attendance Policy, found on the school website www.shiphay.com
If a request is made for an absence in term time, you must have Parental Responsibility and be the parent with whom the child normally lives. Permission must be sought in advance by completing an Absence Request form. If you do not have Parental Responsibility and/or do not normally live with the child, you must seek the consent of the parent who does and that person should complete the Absence Request form.
Authorisation for term-time absence must be sought before booking a holiday in term-time. Absence will not be authorised for applications:
During September; this is to allow the children to settle into their new class and establish relationships and routines. Pupils who are absent during this period sometimes never settle back in and have a less than successful year as a result.
During May for Year 2. This is when SATs tasks are undertaken.
During March, April and May (until after SATs are completed) for Year 6 to allow for revision and preparation. We do not spend the year preparing but give intensive support.
During May and June for Year 1 due to the statutory Phonics Screening Check and also for Year 2 pupils who did not attain the threshold in Year 1 who will be required to retake the test in June.
Where attendance is low; below 90% where attendance is subject to improvement targets.
Please note: If the school refuses your request and the child is still taken out of school, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. If a child has 10 or more sessions of unauthorised absences (one school day is made up of two sessions) within any six month period, parents will be liable to receive a Penalty Notice of £60 per parent/carer, per child if paid in full within 21 days or £120 if paid in full after this time but within 28 days. Part or late payments cannot be accepted and there is no legal right to appeal the Penalty Notice once it has been issued. If a Penalty Notice goes unpaid, this is likely to result in Court proceedings being instigated for an offence of failing to ensure regular school attendance contrary to section 444 Education Act 1996.