Holiday Pattern

We encourage excellent attendance at school for all of our students and no leave of absence is granted to students, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and are effective from 1st September 2013.  The amendments remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.  Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.


Amendments have also been made to the 2007 Regulations in the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013.  These new regulations will reduce the timescales for paying a penalty notice: From 1 September 2013, the timescales for payment of fines that Parents/Guardians must pay has been reduce to: £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days.  This brings attendance penalty notices into line with other types of penalty notices and allows local authorities to act faster on prosecutions.


Bolton Council have produced two documents regarding holidays and the law.  These can be downloaded below.


icon Term Time Holidays (note the education amendments shown above)

icon Promoting Good Attendance


A copy of our Holiday Pattern for the academic year of 2014-2015 can be downloaded as a PDF document below.

icon Holiday Pattern 2014/2015

iconHoliday Pattern 2015-2016


Autumn Term 2014 (72 Days)

Term Begins

Wednesday 3rd September 2014


Half Term

Friday 24th October 2014 to Friday 31st October 2014


Term Ends

Friday 19th December 2014


Spring Term 2015 (54 Days)

Term Begins

Tuesday 6th January 2015


Half Term

Monday 16th February to Friday 20th February 2015


Term Ends

Friday 27th March 2015


Summer Term 2015 (64 Days)

Term Begins

Monday 13th April 2015


Bank Holiday

Monday 4th May 2015


Half Term

Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2015


Bank Holiday

Monday 25th May 2015


Term Ends

Friday 17th July 2015


Total Days for Students: 190


Staff Training Days

Monday 1st September 2014

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Friday 24th October 2014

Monday 5th January 2015

Monday 20th July 2015


Total Days for Staff: 195